Ohio State's STEM Camp Taps Scotts for Real-Life Lessons

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – About 30 middle school students are getting hands-on instruction and inspiration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) during Ohio 4-H STEM Discovery Camp this week at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on The Ohio State University campus. 

Sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, 4-H STEM Camp brought together students in grades 7 through 9 from around the state to experience such science- and engineering-related activities as robotics, dairy science, dairy foods production, plant based bio-products, and engineering design challenges in aquaculture and ecology. 

On Thursday, July 23, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the campers will participate in a comprehensive learning lab experience at the Scotts Miracle-Gro research facility, 14320 Scottslawn Road in Marysville, Ohio, 43041.

Media is welcome to cover any aspect of the camp, including the closing ceremony on Friday, July 24, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Leadership from Scotts and Ohio 4-H will be present to discuss the camp.

For questions or to make arrangements, contact Emily Winnenberg, Ohio State, at 740-707-6559, or Su Lok, Scotts Miracle-Gro, at 937-309-5616 or 937-578-5169.