URBAN STEMS: the Science of Food summer program in Minneapolis


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Mon Jun 11, 2018 02:00 PM - Fri Aug 17, 2018 05:00 PM


Southside Boys and Girls Club701 East 39th StreetMinneapolis, MN 55407
The science of food program
Volunteers help in our garden


Students who are enrolled in the summer program at the Southside Boys and Girls Club will be able to participate in SELF International's program exploring the science of food for two afternoons a week. Part of the time will be spent growing produce in their own garden and other times they will be pursuing food science and nutrition through experiments and food preparation. If you have gardening expertise and experience you can share with children ages 6 - 12 and/or nutrition and food science background or experience you would be perfect for this program. Story telling skills would be a bonus. Students will try different growing methods like containers or straw bales. We will need someone who can help students build a fence and trellis. Students will also learn about various cultural influences, alternative urban food production methods, and potential careers in these areas. Field trips may be held at varying times. Everything is hands-on and fun. For more detailed information please contact us. We are also looking for donations of tools and materials for this project.


  • STEM
  • Agronomy
  • Nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 - 6 hours per week, 10 weeks
  • Willingness to help students in the garden.

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