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Dzubak, John; Shaw, Angela; Strohbehn, Catherine; Naeve, Linda – Journal of Extension, 2016
The number of school gardens and university farms is increasing in the United States. Produce grown in these venues is often sampled in the classroom or incorporated into the food chain. Food safety education for students and workers is needed to ensure that produce is safe. Two 1-hr food safety curricula were developed to inform K-12 students and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food Standards, Safety, Gardening
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Hermann, Janice; Parker, Stephany; Phelps, Josh; Brown, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2011
Extension is positioned to provide school-based nutrition education programs as required by the 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. To enhance program acceptance and sustainability, it is important to consider school administrators' and teachers' interests and preferences regarding nutrition education programming. The project…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Extension Education, Nutrition, Elementary School Teachers
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Muscio, Cara; Flimlin, Gef; Bushnell, Rick – Journal of Extension, 2011
The Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration's Clam Trail is an award-winning scavenger hunt that combines science education, public art, and tourism. This family adventure has participants seeking out giant painted fiberglass clams, upweller clam nurseries, and points of interest in search of science facts to record on their forms. Upon returning these…
Descriptors: Food, Marine Biology, Science Education, Tourism
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Smaldone, Dave; Boone, Deborah A.; Selin, Steve; See, Amanda – Journal of Extension, 2011
Conservation and environmental education share similar goals with Extension and thus holds partnership potential for Extension. The study reported here compared the needs and barriers faced by environmental educators and Extension agents in West Virginia using a mail survey. Results indicated there were both similarities and differences in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Agents, Mail Surveys, Questionnaires