This year’s Citizen Science series takes place October 4 through November 15, 2014 and explores the impact of food production on our environment. Girls will assume the role of scientists who feed the planet and save the world as they explore topics such as soils, water quality, erosion, plant health and growth and more. They will also investigate different cultures and all sorts of foods.
Girls will also learn about agronomy (the science of growing food sustainably) by participating in a real live research trial on a local educational farm! They will be harvesting crops, planting new ones, and participating in hands-on projects. Attendance at every session is not mandatory, as each week will have a different topic. Activities can be applied to the Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Journey awards in the It’s Your Planet, Love It! series. Applications for this program are due September 22, 2014.