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Mrs. Baade’s second-grade students show off their 'Garden in a Bag' necklaces that they made during the program. (Photo by Brandi Baade)
2nd Grade Students Learn About Plants With Help of Extension Office Intern

ZEBULON - Pike County High School Senior, Liz Ward, hosted a plant science work shop for second grade students at Pike County Primary on March 30th and 31st. Liz is currently interning at the Pike County Extension Office through the high school’s Work-Based Learning program that allows students to gain work experience outside of the classroom.

As an intern, Liz has been able to experience the many areas that Extension entails, and to wrap up her internship, Liz was tasked to create and host an Extension program of her choice. Liz decided to host a plant science workshop geared toward primary students, teaching the basics about seeds, plants, and germination.

Luckily, Pike County Primary’s new Youth Agriculture program was the perfect platform for this workshop. Pike County Extension was able to partner up with Agriculture teacher, Mrs. Brandi Baade.

The program consisted of a short lesson about plants and finished up with students creating their very own ‘Garden in a Bag’ necklace so that they can observe seed germination up close.

Thirty-two second grade students thoroughly enjoyed learning all about plant science and left eager to see their own seeds sprout.

Submitted 4.1.21