13 ORAL SESSION 2 (Abstr. 028–034) Education/Cross-commodity
44 ORAL SESSION (Abstr. 445-449) CROSS-COMMODITY EDUCATION
To determine if and how plant materials were used in Virginia elementary school curricula, a survey was conducted on horticulture or gardening in elementary [Kindergarten-sixth grade (K-6)] education. To do this, 10 questionnaires and cover letters were sent to each of 100 randomly chosen elementary schools throughout Virginia. Based on a 34% response rate from a self-selected group of K-6 teachers, there was a relatively high level of interest (88%) regarding using horticulture or gardening in the classroom. A major goal of this survey was to determine what would encourage or facilitate incorporating horticulture or gardening into the curriculum.
182 POSTER SESSION 30 Education & Extension
100 ORAL SESSION 20 Abstr. 565–571) Cross-commodity: Undergraduate Education/Master Gardeners Tuesday, 25 July, 2:00–4:00 p.m
75 ORAL SESSION 3 (Abstr. 015–023) Education