Plants, Engineering, & Teacher Training

Hand Pollinating

Hand-pollinating an eastern prairie fringed orchid near Chicago courtesy of Kim Roman/Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.

At this year’s teacher professional development, teachers will be introduced to the Engineering is Elementary curriculum through two units- The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators and Thinking Inside the Box: Designing Plant Packages. 

Kindergartners designing hand pollinators

Engineering is Elementary: Designing Hand Pollinators, Kindergarten by Kevin Jarret