4-H Science of Soil Youth Summit

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Jeannette Rea-Keywood:
Students (grades 6-8) are invited to work with the NJ Association of Conservation Districts, the NJ Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Districts, USDA/ Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rutgers University scientists to learn about soil science and to develop community service projects that apply their knowledge in their local communities.

Student teams and their advisors will participate in a series of activities to enrich their understanding of soil science. Teams of 6-8 students from each school will join together with faculty, staff, and educators from the Soil Conservation District on the Rutgers Cook Campus to discuss soil science research and gain exposure to career and research opportunities in soil science related sciences. As part of the program students will develop and implement soil related service projects in their local communities.

Educators will receive teaching materials. Each team will be accompanied by a school appointed adult advisor who will also mentor and guide the team in the implementation of their service project. Student teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

After you attend the Science of Soil 4-H Youth Summit, you will be ready to use your newly acquired knowledge to make a difference in your school or community.
Rutgers New Jersey 4-H Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station