USDA Future Scientists Initiative
This ongoing project invites middle school teachers, students and their parents to become directly involved in the research being conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratories in their local communities. Using hands-on, inquiry-based activities as part of mini-summer institutes, the initiative seeks to illustrate the societal benefits of research as it inspires the next generation of research scientists. The three-fold opportunity results in stipends for the teachers, free educational materials for the students and potential future employees for the labs.
You can learn more about this program at http://www.hsi.usda.gov/CornEarWorm/
If you are a teacher interested in the program or if you have questions,
please contact Craig Wilson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.