Taking a relevant step on the survey based on subjects like science and maths that rural students find difficult to cope up and understand with much better clarity, funds and grants are raised in different rural schools to promote science and maths for rural students.
Likewise, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, helps school districts fund STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects.Grow Rural Education has partnered with farmers to award over $9 million to more than 650 school districts, according to a news release. Iowa school districts have received $625,000 in grants since the program’s inception.
Talking about, Lamoni Community School District in Lamoni used the $10,000 grant to purchase LEGO education kits for all elementary classrooms to increase student interest in STEM. The kits provide students with hands-on projects, such as construction sets, software and simple machines that can be programmed to accomplish small tasks.
Between now and April 1, farmers in eligible counties can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant. Nominated school districts can then submit grant applications through April 15 to compete for the funds.
The grants support a variety of initiatives, including new technology for hands-on learning, greenhouses and outdoor classroom instruction, scientific laboratory advancements and curriculum development.