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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Outreach Resources
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Rice Science for Educators - Click link to see information such as experimental protocols that you may use in the classroom.

Download/print instructions for growing rice in your backyard - here(Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)

Order a small sample of rice seeds for growing rice in your classroom/backyard - send email.

View a slideshow prepared for visitors to our Center. (large pdf file; Adobe Acrobat reader required.  May take a minute to download.)  Please send your comments - send email.

Learn about the Future Scientist Program at this website.

Read about Dr. Craig Wilson here.

Click here to read an overview of the 2014 Future Scientist Program and see the 2014 application.

Click here to get information so that you can order insect larvae for the Future Scientist classroom activities. 

2014 Future Scientists Program

July 23-24, 2014 - Fifteen K-12 teachers from schools representing Alpena, Crossett, Hamburg, Marianna, Monticello, Rison, Star City, Stuttgart, and Van Buren participated in a two-day Future Scientists mentoring event. Hands-on events included analyzing rice starch and extracting plant DNA. The event was funded, in part, by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, USDA-ARS, and Texas A&M.

Click here to see additional photos from the event. 

2013 Future Scientists Program

July 15-16, 2013 - Fourteen K-12 teachers from school districts around Arkansas participated in a two day Future Scientists mentoring event.  The teachers were exposed to rice research issues and how these topics could be used to teach science in the classroom.  The event was funded, in part, by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, USDA-ARS, and Texas A&M. 



Last Modified: 5/8/2015
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