8:00-9:00—Registration & Breakfast
FIRST FLOOR LOBBY: REGISTRATION
STAGE 2: BREAKFAST
BRAINSTORM (ALL DAY)
Teacher Resource Island
Sponsored by the Nevada Department of Education
Make time to stop by for
- FREE K-12 classroom resources
- Door prizes throughout the day
- Ideas and demonstrations for incorporating food and agriculture into your classroom
- Producer Certificate Info with Jake Dick, Nevada Department of Agriculture
- Teacher Training Info with Sue Cormier, Green Our Planet
- Garden Build Info with Jessica Melendez, Green Our Planet
CONFERENCE ROOM 4 (ALL DAY)
Q&A with Wayne Roberts
STAGE 2 & COLLABORATION STATION—Third Floor
9:30-10:30—Opening Keynote Speaker: Wayne Roberts
STAGE 2 & COLLABORATION STATION
Wayne Roberts, Toronto-based Food Policy Analyst and Writer
Taylor Quiram, Green Our Planet
This session will give an introduction to hydroponics theory and systems. It will explore ways hydroponic farming can complement traditional agriculture methods to create better food security. We will examine how hydroponics can serve as a valuable teaching tool for project based learning in STEM subjects and explain how interested schools can get involved with the Green Our Planet Hydroponics Program.
The Greenest Chef: Green Our Planet Chef Panel *Subject to Change*
Lisa Cheplak, Green Our Planet
McKenzie Mayor, UNLV
Nevada Agriculture in the Classroom
Amber Smyer, Nevada Department of Agriculture
Looking for ways to more fully incorporate food, agriculture and natural resources into your existing classroom curriculum? Join us to learn about free lesson plans and resources aligned to educational standards to help your students make real world connections in their core subject areas through the lens of agriculture.
How to Create a Pollinator/Butterfly Garden *Subject to Change*
Kim MacQuarrie, Green Our Planet
The Importance of Financial Literacy for Farmers Markets *Subject to Change*
Mariana Johnson, Green Our Planet
Chris Gaynor, Bank of Nevada
How a Garden May Impact Students with Special Needs
Elizabeth Poglitsch, Variety School ES
Gary Manning, Coronado HS
Join Elizabeth Poglitsh from Variety School, and Gary Manning from Coronado to hear about the impact that school gardens can have on special needs students. This session will be in Q&A format, moderated by Green Our Planet.
Growing with Kindness
Shannon Bruno & Phillip Vela, J.T. McWilliams ES
Presentation showing hydroponics in the classroom. Presenters will discuss measurement, transplanting, and maintiaining a hydroponics unit among other things.
All About Bugs *Subject to Change*
Monica Udit, Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communication
Farmers Markets 101
Meghan Feasel, Halle Hewetson ES
Join Meghan Feasel from Hewetson ES for a session about all things farmers market! She will present tips for the GOP farmers markets and school farmers markets and be available for Q&A following the presentations.
Be sure to visit the Teacher Resource Island!
Seed Collecting and Harvesting *Subject to Change*
Rosalie Lavertu, Green Our Planet
Quick and Easy Garden Lessons *Subject to Change*
Sue Cormier, Green Our Planet/p>
How to Incorporate Next Generation Science Standards and Field Trips into School Gardening
Cheresa Taing, Get Outdoors Nevada
Get Outdoors Nevada offers 3-Dimensional learning through its Next Generation Science Standard program for K-5. Learn about the only program in Southern Nevada that combines standards-based classroom programs with real world experiences. Discover how your school can incorporate specific grade level performance expectations into your school gardening.
How to Run a Successful Garden Club
Juliana Urtbey, Jessica Penrod, and Christene King, Crestwood ES
Our Session will focus on how Crestwood structures our garden club. We will share logistical information to help others begin or improve their garden club. We will discuss best practices, organizational skills, activities, and ideas.
Elizabeth Mapula, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
The presenter will inform the audience about the Food Preservation program available to the community and the methods that foods can be preserved. How learning to preserve foods grown at a local elementary school or community garden they help run or manage can be a useful tool for educators.
All About Garden Grants
Cynthia Radley, Three Square
Do you have great plans for your garden but don't have funds to carry it out? Grants may be your answer. Learn about the grant process and how to find grants for school gardens, as well as the preparation needed for writing grants, including logic models, SMART goals and budgets.
How to Utilize Your School Garden to Its Fullest Potential
Lisa Mullinix, Laura Dearing ES
The garden program at Laura Dearing includes 10 planting beds, a small orchard, hydroponics, sprouting stations, after school activities and an outdoor classroom that is used daily. We look at Dearing to learn ways to generate enthusiasm and run a school garden program at full capacity all year long.
How to Use School Gardens as a Positive Behavioral Tool
Melissa Bailey, March Kahre ES
Kellie Tanner, Rundle ES
Join Melissa Bailey from Marc Kahre ES and Kellie Tanner from Rundle ES to learn how school gardens can be used as positive behavioral tools at your school. This session will be in Q&A format, moderated by Green Our Planet.
How to Follow a Successful Food Safety Protocol for Your Garden
James Hogue, Clark County School District
This presentation will outline the proper procedures to follow in order to keep orduce safe for consumption. We will discuss what decisions to make when designing and constructing a school garden. As well as the growing & harvesting process, all the way through service and class instruction.
STAGE 2 & COLLABORATION STATION
Rick Sherman, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Coordinator
Closing Remarks and Raffle