Discovery Education and Nutrients for Life to host virtual field trip for middle schoolers

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The Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education will host a live virtual field trip for students nationwide from Texas A&M on March 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The live event, “Play Ball: The Science Behind Sports Turf Management,” will provide middle school students with an exclusive look at the scientific practices and innovative technologies used in sports turf management, and help students connect the STEM concepts they are learning in the classroom with real-world careers in the turf industry.

The Nutrients for Life Foundation is an educational non-profit that educates students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world. Discovery Education is a provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms.

During the live event, Nick McKenna, assistant field manager of Texas A&M University, will share how he utilizes soil science and critical thinking skills in turf management, and provide an in-depth look into how Texas A&M sports fields are maintained and kept safe for the university’s athletes. 

To support educators beyond the virtual field trip, “From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil” also provides middle school students, educators and families with a suite of digital resources including interactive lesson plans, digital explorations, bilingual family activities and a collection of agricultural career profiles.

To learn more about the event and to register, visit

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