NCMS hosted their first of a series of four STEM Connection Nights on Friday, September 18 at 5:30 pm. Students, families, and staff enjoyed a pasta dinner and then engaged in a career and opportunity fair around the concept of agriculture and urban gardening.
The City Farm Project served as the guest presenter for the event. Their booth included a demonstration of how, through aquaponics, families could grow fresh vegetables all winter long and then enjoy fresh tilapia they raised in the spring. The City Farm Project supports urban and suburban families with developing gardens for small spaces and encloses spaces. They provide support with farming, chickens, and gardening in general.
Catawba Valley Community College shared information about their turf management program and discussed how parents and students could enroll in their nationally recognized course of study.
Devine Farms, 4-H, Farm Bureau, Catawba Soil and Water Conservation, and many other businesses shared how they support agriculture and farming in the area as well as how families and students can get involved or benefit from their services.
Students also received a small seed to plant and grow on their own.
Congratulations, NCMS, on an amazing STEM experience!