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STEM and the nation's food system
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Mar 16, 2020 2020-03-16

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Course on the Complexities of a Contemporary, Healthy Food System

FOOD Ed. is a national standards-aligned course that brings STEAM to life by exploring the complexities of the nation’s food system. The semester-long interdisciplinary course explores connections between food and culture, food and environment, and food and power. Developed by the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit farm and educational center based near Tarrytown, New York, FOOD Ed. offers students a whirlwind tour of how food is grown, marketed, and consumed. The course is offered as an elective in 37 high schools nationwide, with additional secondary schools planning to participate in the future. A free downloadable course overview outlines the 34 lessons and recipes that make up the semester-long course.

Plus: Teachers can dive deep into the curriculum during a four-day Summer Teacher Institute on the farm. The institute combines discussions, teaching practice, tours, and hands-on learning activities—all in service of preparing teachers to pilot their own FOOD Ed. classroom. The FOOD Ed. Teacher Institute is free of cost; Stone Farms will reimburse some travel costs. Teachers who complete the FOOD Ed. Teacher Institute are also eligible for a Kitchen Lab equipment grant, a kit with everything they need to transform their classroom into a teaching kitchen (with a value of up to $2,500).

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