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Mohican School in the Out of Doors (MOS), is an outdoor environmental education organization located in rural Richland County near Butler, Ohio. Mohican has been honored to be chosen as a GLOBE partner. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995. GLOBE is important because participation in citizen science engages students in a way that the traditional science class is unable to achieve.
Mohican Outdoor School has two teachers who are trained GLOBE teachers, one of which is a GLOBE trainer. By having this partnership, the Mohican trainer can train other Mohican staff enabling the staff to provide meaningful authentic hands-on research and data collecting experiences. This partnership has other far-reaching effects in that the trainer will also provide professional development for other Ohio teachers, who then can initiate GLOBE programs at their schools.
MOS plans to integrate GLOBE protocols in soils, water and weather classes; all topics that are important to gardeners. However, additional equipment that will meet GLOBE instrument specifications are needed in order to get GLOBE up and running. It is hoped that individuals or garden clubs can assist MOS to purchase some of these items. The following items are examples of items needed to make it possible for MOS to promote this meaningful science program.
Three (3) Munsell Soil color charts @ 50.00 each
Three (3) NPK kits @ $29.50 each
One (1) Digital Hygrometer @ $29.95 each
Three (3) Min/Max Digital 7-day Thermometers @ $26.99 each
One (1) pH meter @ $58.25 each
pH buffers for pH meter, 4.0, 7.0 and 10.0 @ $8.30 each, total of $24.90
One (1) dissolved oxygen kit @ $59.50 each
Any or all or this equipment would allow MOS to implement additional content to their program and would be very much appreciated. Financial support can be directed to The OAGC Foundation treasurer with memo that the donation is for the MOS GLOBE program support.
The OAGC Foundation was recognized as one of the major financial supporters at the Dedication Ceremony of the Lewis B. Gunckel Grotto Memorial Fountain at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dayton) in June 2015. The Grotto, a Montgomery County OSU Extension Master Gardener project, was also one of the highlights for the 2015 OAGC Gardeners’ Day Out in August!
The OAGC Foundation expresses its gratitude for the continued financial support from its members that allows for fulfilling grant requests such as this.