Posts tagged STEM
How "Plant" Is Designing The Future Of Food And Education

Now a “reformed capitalist” after many years at Bank of America, Karim Giscombe and his team have launched two new platforms to impact the intersection of food and society. One is Plant, a service provider operating high-tech greenhouses, and the other, Plant4Tomorrow, is a nonprofit research and development initiative that aims to partner with school districts and educational institutions.

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Students Grow Over 25,000 Pounds of Produce a Year in NYC Vertical Farm

What used to be the third floor chemistry lab at DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx has been transformed into an indoor vertical farm to feed the school and surrounding community. The farm was formally unveiled this past Saturday at a TFFJ and Sun Club press conference.

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PHILLIPS AND AGRITECTURE PARTNER FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Phillips Programs for Children and Families teamed up with Agritecture Consulting to set up a program that would lead students to job opportunities in the rapidly emerging Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) sector. The result was a unique in-school hydroponic system along with a 300-page curriculum to teach sustainability and basic CEA practices.

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BROOKLYN IS INVESTING MILLIONS INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART URBAN AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams provided his plan for over $7 million in his capital budget investment for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) to add seven new schools to his “Growing Brooklyn’s Future” initiative, which has brought cutting-edge technology to cultivate urban farming education in classrooms across the borough. 

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Finland: School uses LED grow lights to teach biology

The latest novelty from this Northern European country is the introduction of the phenomenon based approach to primary education in place of the traditional, subject based approach. A school in the municipality of Espoo is leading the way in this kind of progressive education and re-inventing the way biology is taught. 

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