Urban farming programs in Milwaukee and New York grow students’ interest in STEM
Together with AT&T, the NEA Foundation will continue to support popular urban farming initiatives through the expansion of school programs in Milwaukee, WI and New York, NY. The Urban School Aquaponics Initiative in Milwaukee and Project EATS, a program of the Active Citizens Project, in New York, were selected because of their early success in advancing STEM education among low-income and minority students.
Their goal is to increase urban students’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and provide more students with the skills they need for 21st century jobs. The curriculum and instructional content developed over the two-year funding period could be used by educators to build similar programs nationwide.
Watch the videos below of previous STEM work in Milwaukee, and read the NEA Foundation’s report, “Harnessing the Potential of Innovative STEM Education Programs: Stories of Collaboration, Connectedness and Empowerment.”
- Lessons Learned: Helping Students Experience the Global Marketplace
- Huffington Post Blog: Why Urban Farming Helps Students Across Disciplines
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