California Table Grape Growers Gives Back with Grant Program
FRESNO, CA - The California Table Grape Commission recently gave thousands of students the opportunity to participate in innovative educational projects, thanks to its grant program. The long-standing “Innovation in Teaching” grant program was created in 1993 to support innovative teaching projects in the California table grape growing regions of the San Joaquin and Coachella valleys.
“It is great to see so many exciting and innovative projects being implemented by teachers in the state’s table grape growing regions,” said Kathleen Nave, President of the commission.
Projects include the areas of agriculture, math, science, art, health, and technology.
According to the California Table Grape Commission’s press release, 51 education grants worth up to $750 each were awarded in total. The funded projects will be implemented in the current academic year and will reach over 9,000 students, grades K through 12.
Some projects being funded this year include the use of robotic kits, mannequins to help students learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and teaching students how to create mobile applications.
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