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ARS Community Outreach Events


USDA-ARS employees are strongly encouraged to participate in STEM outreach opportunities aimed at increasing literacy in science, technology, engineering and math for students of all ages, especially among members of underrepresented populations.  ARS's Outreach and Recruitment Branch coordinates a number of these outreach activities with neighboring schools and communities.

Recent Events

Pollinator Health Event

The ARS Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystems Research Unit in Stoneville, MS recently set up a new apiary!

Expedition Colorado

ARS Soil Management and Sugar Beet Research Unit staff participated in Expedition Colorado, an annual field trip to teach students about natural resources and conservation practices.

National Animal Disease Center

Students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences visited ARS's National Animal Disease Center