April 7, 2022
The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee is celebrating a decade of support for the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Hermitage Research Facility annual Schools Plant Science Competition. It’s a brilliant initiative harnessing young minds into the wonderful world of all things plant science.
This year has lots of birthdays! In this, our 35th year, the competition has a ‘Native Foods’ theme in celebration of the 125thAnniversary of the DAF Hermitage Research Facility and the 25th Anniversary of the Schools Plant Science Competition with a focus on both agricultural science research and traditional, native foods and food production systems in sustaining people today and for the past 60,000 years.
The competition already has over 125 schools from across Australia registered and just over 3,450 students from years P-12 engaging in the various experiments and activities, with something for everyone across several competition areas:
For all the competition details, including how to get your school involved, visit:
And don’t forget, the Crawford Fund has free project-based high school learning materials which aim to excite educators and students to the impact of work around global food and nutrition security and the broad range of career pathways to involvement. To learn more, teachers may like to check out a webinar coming up based on how to use the materials which cover:
We hope to have lots of schools on board for the teaching materials and the competition!