Professional Development 2020 St. Louis, MO


Nutrients for Life Foundation (NFLF) will host the third annual Professional Development Event, Soil – Life’s Main Ingredient, July 27-28, 2020 at W Stemme Farms in the St. Louis, Mo. area open to educators across the country.

This two-day course is designed for teachers aiming to further their knowledge and understanding of soil, enhance their current curriculum, and learn why our Foundation refers to it as Life’s Main Ingredient. Using the free, Smithsonian approved, Nutrients for Life Foundation curricula and 4R principles attendees will learn the scientific reasoning behind soil, nutrients and the environment. Educators participating in the professional development will be provided the necessary knowledge, free resources and experience to take back to their classrooms with ready to go hands on STEM lesson plans.

Planned tours to date include Bayer, Oakley Fertilizer, Inc., W Stemme Farms, and the St. Louis Science Center.  With a focus on sustainability and modern-day agriculture, industry experts will share their experiences, knowledge and answer questions.  We will also take an in depth look at careers in agriculture and explore career activities that can be used in the classroom.

“By offering a national seminar we hope to offer a professional development workshop that offers new perspective and insight to the importance of teaching about soil nutrients withing the classroom,” said NFLF Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer. “Our whole team’s effort is evident in the delivery of the workshop, and we are proud that past attendees have said it is the best workshop they have ever attended.”

Credit will be offered by Lindenwood University. To register for Soil – Life’s Main Ingredient, visit  Educators attending the two-day course without the credit through Lindenwood will be asked for a $10 refundable deposit upon completion of the course. Lunch and snacks provided.  Agenda subject to change.

Click here to register now without Linwood credit.


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