DATE: July 19
TIME: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Glenn Price Research Laboratory, 29010 Hawthorne Drive, Meadowview, VA & Abingdon 4H Center
AUDIENCE: Middle & High School
PRESENTER: Tommie Pratt
CONTACT: Dr. Lester
DESCRIPTION: This presentation is especially
geared to Middle and High School teachers interested in Science, Math, Agri
Science, Horticulture and the Environment. Join us and learn the story of the
destruction of 4 billion chestnut trees and the 27 years of research to restore
an American Chestnut to our forests. A
hayride will take you through the chestnut orchards to see the trees and
describe the backcrossing, inoculation, and pollination of the trees. Part of
the presentation will discuss the new genetic research. We will then move to the 4-H center and a
hands on introduction to the ACF Learning Box.
This classroom tool provides more information and physical samples for
hands on demonstration, flash drive, books, and activity pages for teaching.
A coffee break and lunch will be provided by the local
branch of ACF to honor our teachers and a learning box will be presented to a
lucky recipient (cash value of $250).