(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 20th, 2013 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Nancy Carlson, a retired elememtary & special education teacher from Hotchkiss, Colorado and she is also the Education Chairperson for the Colorado Cattle Womens. Carlson recently wrote a book titled, “Water: sources, use, conservation” , in which the book introduces 3rd – 5th grade students to the one resource we cannot live without, but often take for granted.
“Water”, explains, in an engaging student friendly manner, the Hydrologic Cycle, showing how water moves from one physical state to another and how each of these states affects agriculture. It introduces students to watersheds, river basin, and wetlands; explains why irrigation is an important component of good water stewardship.
“Water” is written to fit the CORE Standards; with an emphasis on science it integrates nicely with STEM standards. It’s also written in accordance with the new Pillars of Ag Literacy standards introduced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture in July 2012.
To listen to the interview, please click on the link below…
Nancy Carlson’s Biography:
Carlson has a BA in Elementary Education and an MA in Special Education as well. For the past 30 years she has been a classroom teacher, a K-12 teacher for Ag-in-the-Classroom, and an adjunct instructor at a number of colleges in Colorado. She has developed and provided curriculum for grades K-12 in Math, English, Science and Social Studies. Carlson, a cattle rancher, also serves as the education chairperson for the Colorado Cattle Women’s for which she travels the state; teaching about beef cattle to elementary school students and presenting at special events.
To order copies of the book, “Water: Sources – Use – Conservation” – CLICK HERE