Local educators will have an opportunity to go to school this summer to learn about the Imperial Valley's agriculture and to bring information and ideas back to their classrooms.
The Imperial County Summer Agriculture Institute for Teachers, a four-day seminar from June 26-29, is designed to teach agriculture-related subject matter, "so teachers can return to their classrooms with knowledge based on facts and pass the knowledge on to their students," said Nancy Wade, one of the institute's instructors.
The summer agriculture institute is a cooperative effort between the Imperial Irrigation District and the University of California Desert Research Center near Holtville.
It will be at the research center and is designed for teachers of grades K-12.
Participants can earn two continuing education credits through UC San Diego or 30 hours of professional growth for recredentialing.
The summer agriculture institute features seminars on crops, plant pathology, plant anatomy, soil, seeds, animal pathology, entomology and agriculture and the environment.