Posts Tagged ‘Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century’

New Resource: High School Curriculum Update!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
 Nutrients for Life Foundation Launches New Science Curriculum for High School Students Attention teachers! We are excited to announce the unveiling of the second edition to our Smithsonian-reviewed high school curriculum, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century. This resource supports our mission to promote soil science in the classroom and teach students about the basic aspects of plant biology as it relates to food production. (more…)

From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil Launch

Monday, March 17th, 2014
The Foundation is excited to announce it is now expanding its reach into the digital education world! In collaboration with Discovery Education,  the Foundation is making an impact with a program called From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil.  (more…)

Science Activity: Garden Planning

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Doesn’t all of the organizing and planning in Tuesday's post sound like a great spatial activity for students? (more…)

A Year in Review for Florida’s Regional Representative

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Phosphate rock is one of Florida’s most abundant resources. Farmers all over the world use this natural resource to grow our food. With a large amount of phosphorus coming from Florida, it is important to educate the state’s citizens about why phosphorus, as well as nitrogen, potassium and other plant nutrients, play an important role in getting food on our plates! (more…)

Diggin Dirt at Durham

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
I love teachers. They are a group of men and women whose career choice is more like a calling to them than a job. From my large farm family in Southeastern Idaho, only one corporate guy, me, emerged. The rest found their callings in education, farming, or small business.  So I was thrilled when I received an invitation from Harriet to represent the Nutrients for Life Foundation at Teacher’s Night at the amazing Durham Museum in downtown Omaha. It just so happened that the Durham had just opened their headline exhibit, “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil,” direct from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  For anyone who happened to miss this interactive and fun exhibit about soils in Washington, D.C., I suggest you book a flight to Omaha.  The venue at the Durham is just as roomy, parking is a heckuva lot cheaper, (aka, free) and who knows, maybe Warren Buffet will drop by while you are there. Teachers poured into the Durham that Friday night from Nebraska and Iowa to be treated like royalty by the Museum with free admission, free drinks, and platters full of free food. More than 50 exhibitors like me were lined up throughout the museum to offer our wares, and try to connect with this most important demographic slice of our society. The teachers were given large plastic bags, and they dutifully walked from exhibitor to exhibitor, sometimes in groups, and sometimes alone. As you would expect teachers to do, they were interested in learning from exhibitors, and of course, filling their large plastic bags with anything they could take back to their schools. They seemed fascinated with the materials that we were offering from Nutrients for Life. In fact, 50 teachers signed up to begin using the Nutrients for…