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Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division Technical Session 1
When managing invasive species, it is paramount to focus on educating the community, essential stakeholders, and future generations. The primary focus of any grassroots program is to create high quality educational materials to those that can quickly and widely disseminate knowledge and skills. The paper describes the effort between the School of Agricultural Sciences, the Department of Engineering Technology, and an Invasive Species Institute at SHSU utilizing a grassroots-program regime to create educational units of instruction for use in public and private schools. To deliver action packed lessons quickly and efficiently in classrooms across the state, the authors plan to provide the Unit of Instruction through several virtual platforms and offer professional development to the 2000+ Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource (AFNR) teachers in the 1100+ programs in Texas. Unit topics are related to Agriculture biosecurity and sustainability, including an overview of USDA-APHIS-PPA, priority pests, the agricultural and economic impact of invasive species in Texas, crop pest identification, reporting procedures, and mitigation practices. These units of instruction will follow a lesson-discussion based model.
Basith, I., & Ford, R., & Morgan-Olvera, A., & Matthews, D., & Brandon, J., & Ullrich, D. (2022, August), Statewide Agricultural Biosecurity Curriculum for High School Students Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40677
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