Natural Sciences Host AgDiscovery for Budding Agriculturalist

Published Friday, July 20th, 2018

Students from around the country who displayed an interest in animal science, plant sciences, agricultural business, and agricultural literacy received an opportunity of a lifetime.

For the seond year in a row, Coppin State University and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered to bring AgDiscovery to campus. AgDiscovery is a national intensive summer internship program designed to expose middle and high school students to possible careers in agriculture. Students from around the country spent four weeks on campus and were exposed to agricultural husbandry, food safety, plant science, biology, and environmental sciences.

Coppin State was one of 22 universities selected by the Department of Agriculture to host AgDiscovery from July 8, 2018 through July 21, 2018.

The program offered hands-on training through field visits to the USDA food safety lab, Maryland Zoo, College Park agricultural farm and special guest lectures.

At the end of the program, participants presented their research to their instructors, peers, and parents on subjects ranging from animal science to food waste and food insecurity.