G4. Biofuels Youth Programs
Program for Political & Social Sciences, Education and other students
The Hendry County Sustainable Biofuels
Center is supposed to provide workforce development
services through its involvement in educational
and professional skills development at the regional high schools,
colleges, and youth centers, thus a Career Academy for Agriscience
will be established. Career academies are small, personalized learning
communities within a high school that select a subset of
students and teachers.
Developing this Career Academy for Agriscience is main objective of
this practical program. Its unique aspect will be
an effort to help students bridge the perceptual divide
that hampers so much of the larger world's efforts to find systems
of food and fuel production that is sustainable
and compatible with ecosystem protection goals. Actually,
some of the preliminary explorations of biofuels and farming systems
have been accomplished by our former participants already. It needs
to be further developed and taught to the new generation students,
so they also can experience first hand the process
of research and the application of new technologies
to agriculture and fuel production.
List of main tasks:
- Research existing biofuels (sugarcane) farming systems typical
of south Florida and other production areas;
- Research current environmental education curricula of the Florida
Department of Education Career Academy programs;
- Investigate students' interests and design Career Academy for
Agriscience new educational activities;
- Help students become more involved and aware of related issues;
- Incorporate these new activities (tours, workshops, educational
events, etc.) into education curricula;
- Stimulate students' interests in management of natural resources
and further studies of the topic;
- Create new and maintain existing related websites.
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