Dr. Jessie Rack

Dr. Jessie Rack

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Uses school gardens to involve students in environmental science.

Dr. Jessie Rack

"The whole idea I try to get across is that everybody can be a scientist. I think it's important to be giving students access and showing them that science is more than just reading a book. You’re getting outside and you're digging things and measuring things and getting involved physically. There's so many different ways to be a scientist." (Arizone.edu)

Let it grow, let it grow! Dr. Jessie Rack is an environmental educator using school gardens to teach kids about science. With a background in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, her work is teaching kids about nature and science in their schoolyards as the Program Coordinator of the Supporting Environmental Education and Communities Program (part of the Community and School Garden Program) at the University of Arizona. She loves her work, inspiring and showing all kids no matter their background that a career in science is attainable for them - and that playing outside is never not fun.

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