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Your contribution at any level will go directly toward increasing capacity to serve more teachers and students and it will help to sustain the program. Get a print copy of the book Inquiring About Plants: A Practical Guide to Engaging Science Practices by Uno, Sundberg and Hemingway with a donation of $30 or more.


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Fall 2023 Applications are Open!


The Fall 2023 session application is now open!  The link to the application is now available from your dashboard once you've logged in

Applications are due August 15th, 2023. 

Because this session will include our Digging Deeper {F2} research participants, we are only accepting returning teachers for this session.  However, if you are a new teacher, you can complete the application and request priority placement for the Spring or Fall 2024 sessions.



  • Fall 2023 Mentors Needed!


    As we gear up for the 2023 Fall session, we're looking ahead to a session that will include 60 teachers in addition to our usual cohort.  With that in mind, we are sending out this appeal to our Scientist community: please spread the word and invite your students, colleagues, and friends to sign up and mentor with us!  Mentors range from late undergraduate students to emeritus scientists.  Feel free to download our mentor flyer and post it as well!


“I liked that we didn’t know what was going to happen before we did the experiment. Instead of being taught something and then just doing an experiment to prove it, we made an attempt to find out what would happen ourselves.”
- PlantingScience Student

“At every opportunity, all involved kept reminding my students of the process that real science requires. This helped me to convince my students that they are really doing science - not just play acting until some future date.”
- PlantingScience Teacher

“It is a lot of fun interacting with students from an age group I don’t have the chance to spend a lot of time with. It is a good reminder of where public knowledge of plant science stands, and a great opportunity for me to practice explaining key concepts in a simple and straightforward way.”
- PlantingScience Mentor




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