GSEM – April 3rd – Plant Parts & Nutrition

HDimage-5701bdc9128c9imageStudents go green during sustainability program

From the Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON – Children in grades 3 through 9 were able to get their hands dirty Sunday as they conducted several experiments in the Marshall University Student Vegetable Garden.

Under the watchful eyes of Eve Marcum-Atkinson, research and community outreach assistant for the MU Sustainability Department, the students were asked to look at plant parts and identify which parts were eatable. They also measured soil nutrients, moisture and pH levels in the vegetable garden

“Events like these are so important because it gets kids excited about learning math and science,” Marcum-Atkinson said. “We’re able to provide them with real world application and teach them why learning about the world around them is so important.”
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