More than ever before, kids across the U.S. are learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) inside classrooms, both public and private. What has been overlooked as STEM by most educational systems is that natural resource conservation can be found right outside everyone’s doorstep. In CONSERVATION KIDS – A Green STEM Documentary, real-world events using STEM principles are used to explain the connection between Mother Nature and her agricultural lands, waters, parks, soils and wildlife habitats.
In February, the film premiered at the MAEOE Conference, which is the largest statewide environmental conference in the nation. In celebration of Maryland Day, an AG Ed excerpt was broadcast on FFA TODAY on RFD-TV. The all female crew of includes writer/producer/director/ videographer Cheryle Franceschi, editor/videographer Jacquie Greff, segment producer Eloisa King and Mya Montgomery, videographer. CONSERVATION KIDS was fully sponsored by Cheryle Franceschi, Por Eco Productions/One Idea Dos Languages LLC.
The current release schedule included a screening by The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation Board of Directors. “They were very impressed with the CONSERVATION KIDS program, and particularly liked linking student experiences with agriculture and the environment,” said George Mayo, Executive Director of MAEF. Talks are in the work for using excerpts from the film on the “Amazing! Maryland Agriculture Showcase” mobile science lab. #GreenSTEMConservation