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    Well written student post!

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24-25 School Year?


Teachers!  If you're thinking of bringing PlantingScience mentoring into your classroom during the 24-25 school year, applications are now open for BOTH sessions!

 To apply, log in to your PlantingScience account and locate the application link under 'Resources'.  For more information, check out 'Join as a Teacher' above!

Scientists, this is a great time to update your availability and consider adding Investigation Themes to your preferences.  If you are new to PlantingScience, check out 'Join as a Mentor'.

We're looking forward to working with you! Please contact us if you have any questions.



  • Scientist Mentors Needed!


    As we grow and continue to pursue our F2 research, 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 in your institution to encourage others to join us, too!


“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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