- (812) 855-2504
- IU Bloomington
Diversified local agricultural systems and data-driven water-resource planning require an improved understanding of climate, soil, and water conditions. Monitoring data and techniques are also directly applicable to STEM curricula and can enhance K-12 education in the region. We will work with local officials, farmers, and other stakeholders to initiate three environmental monitoring sites to provide added community benefits in three Indiana Uplands counties. Data will be internet accessible to enhance agricultural productivity, improve local forecasts, support business, and provide teaching tools for K-12 education. This project will engage community members and educators and provide continued support via an immersive teachers workshop.
Mark Stacy, Linton Farmers Market Manager
Melissa Ruschau, Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District
Patricia Harpring, University Elementary School, Bloomington, Ind.
Luis A. Santiago, Purdue/4H County Ext. Director, Daviess County
Doris Scully, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA/NRCS
Morgan Devine, USDA/NRCS
Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen, Washington