July 1, 2007
On 20 June, the St. Louis-based Botanical Society of America, an AIBS member organization, announced that the Monsanto Fund has awarded the PlantingScience educational outreach program a two-year, $81,730 development grant.
PlantingScience provides high school students who are carrying out self-designed scientific research projects with online mentoring and support from plant scientists. The program is coordinated through a partnership between the American Society of Plant Biologists and the Botanical Society of America (both of which are AIBS member organizations).
The Monsanto Fund grant will be used to expand the PlantingScience list of inquiry-based topics available for use in the classroom. New units that will be available in the fall of 2008 include genetics, ecology, and economic botany. For more information, please visit www.PlantingScience.org.