Youth Exploring Science
Kerry Stevison supervises the Agriscience component and is the Manager of STEaM Content for the Community Science Department.
The Agriscience component investigates the nexus of health, the environment, and agriculture. Teens work with a variety of subject matter experts to do projects related to the expert’s research. Topics include hydroponics, biochemistry, and gene editing. In addition, teens learn about careers and technology in agriculture. For example, Agriscience teens program our Farmbot to conduct experiments on plants. Teens learn to use healthy food and access to nature as preventive medicine. They work with chefs to harvest and cook the produce they grow in gardens, and they teach nutrition to younger children. Knowing how to cook healthy food has a greater impact than access to healthy food in underserved populations.