Innovations in Science: Farm to Table in the Classroom (Grades K-5)


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Last Date to Register: 10/31/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 5/4/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Mary Jo Ziegler
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
5/4/2022 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Price: $0.00

Innovation that Engages Students in Your Science Classroom!


Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler and Fork Farms

Description: This webinar's topics is geared towards Grades K-5 learning environments. Discover why bringing vertical hydroponics into K-5 settings is a great tool to introduce students to building life-long healthy habits. Engage students in lessons around STEM, nutrition, innovation, and sustainability through hands-on learning opportunities. Find out more about Fork Farms NGSS aligned curriculum, badging and program - specifically designed for K-5 learning.

For more info contact Alex Kussler at or Sue Malesa at


About the Presenters:

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.





About Fork Farms: Fork Farms is a mission-focused, agriculture technology company based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. We believe that anyone can be a farmer and we exist to make the world a happier and healthier place. We develop innovative indoor hydroponic vertical farming technology to transform the way people grow and connect with fresh food.

We believe having consistent access to the freshest, highest quality food is a human right and focus on the democratization of agriculture and farming. With help from our network of incredible partners, we are leveraging our creative product designs to make the process of producing healthy food accessible to the world. 



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