February 2019 Events!

What’s new at LSUHS?

This month we are launching two new classes and our signature youth conservation project! In addition, we are attending 3 VSU farm workshops this month! 

STEM Courses

We are offering the following STEM classes for LSUHS students and the homeschooling community. These 12 week classes will occur on Tuesdays through May. Our advanced students will also serve as guides

Learn Rocketry with NASA’s Rocketry Curriculum.

    1. “It is Rocket Science” based on the NASA “Rockets Educator Guide

      Youth will explore Newton’s Laws of Motion as well as some advanced mathematics as they build and experiment with rocket projects. 

    2. “Ocean Exploration” based on the NOAA Ocean Explorer curriculum.

       oin us for an awesome environmental science program touching on many science topics and maths using NOAA’s “Learning Ocean Science Through Ocean Exploration” curriculum.

Learn Ocean Science through NOAA’s Ocean Research Curriculum!

Making Waves

Making Waves is our new signature youth leadership program! Following the mission of LSUHS, Making Waves members will be active in many farm & conservation endeavors. Our kickoff meeting is February 22!

Feb. 8 LSUHS Field Trip: Lickinghole Creek Brewery tour in Goochland, VA

Feb. 12 Start date for our 2 STEM courses: “It is Rocket Science” and “Ocean Science Through Exploration.” These are high school classes for both our students and homeschool students. 

Feb. 18 VSU Whole Farm Planning – this is the kickoff event for our whole farm planning & design project!

Feb. 19 STEM classes

Feb. 20 VSU Silvopasture workshop: Sivopasture combines trees, forage plants and livestock together as an integrated, intensively-managed system. Forest landowners and livestock producers can benefit from introducing silvopasture production on their land. 

Feb. 22 LSUHS Field Trip – TBD

Feb. 26 STEM classes

Feb. 27 VSU How to build a chicken tractor: Join Small Farm Agent Tracy Porter at this hands-on workshop to show participants how to select, design and construct an easy-to-build, low-cost chicken tractor. Proper and safe use of equipment and tools used for coop construction will be covered during the workshop.

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