10 Plants That Changed Minnesota Teacher Workshops

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — Learn 10 plants that changed Minnesota along with fun and educational STEM activities. The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting FREE workshops on ‘10 Plants That Changed Minnesota’.   

Can you guess the 10 Plants that changed Minnesota? Learn these plants along with fun and educational STEM activities designed for middle and high school students, but easily adapted to younger students. Activities range from measuring the value of a tree, the parts of a corn plant, comparing wild rice populations in Minnesota lakes, how plant breeders produce new apples, and the nutritional value of soybeans. All activities meet Minnesota graduation standards.  

Plan now to a attend a FREE workshop, breakfast and lunch provided, 6 hours of continuing education, PLUS all science teachers receive the new 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota book; all participants will receive the 70-page 10 Plants Teachers Activities Handbook and everyone will learn many fun activities.   

Who should attend? Anyone who teaches kids….and wants to learn more about plants in Minnesota! 4-H Leaders, Master Gardeners, Minnesota Master Naturalists, as well as classroom teachers or home- school teachers. Upcoming workshops are listed below.  

  • October 19 & 20 – St. Paul – St. Paul River Center, MEA/ED MN
  • October 24 – Mankato – U of MN Extension Regional Office, Sakatah Room
  • November 10 – St. Cloud – MN Science Teachers Association Conference
  • November 14 – Lamberton – U of MN Research and Outreach Center
  • November 16 – Morris – Morris Regional Extension Office, Ag Country Room

To register go to: http://top10plantsmn.org/for-educators/.

For more information contact University of Minnesota Professor Dr. Mary Meyer, meyer023@umn.edu.




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