Shepherdsville, KY – The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom (KyAEC) has launched a new mobile elementary school program called Feeding Kentucky: A STEM Adventure. The program teaches students how Kentucky’s natural resources are used to produce, process, and transport our food supply through lessons in science, technology, engineering, math, practical living, and vocational studies.
“We have designed this school program to include more practical math and engineering activities along with our favorite life science, nutrition and consumerism concepts,” said Jennifer Elwell, KyAEC executive director. “Students will grind wheat into flour using different technologies, design a boat to transport crops, learn why pollinators are important, measure and chart apples, and explore human needs and wants among other lessons. We have found that students are so engaged in the activities it is difficult to get them to move to the next station.”