Jessie Rack Ph.D.

Jessie Rack Ph.D.

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Uses school gardens to involve students in environmental science.

Jessie Rack Ph.D.
Jessie Rack Ph.D.

"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 about connecting Maine teachers and their students with the forest, giving them the tools to engage safely and effectively with nature. 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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