Kentucky Horse Council sponsors mobile ag science center

Posted on Apr 12, 2013
Lexington, KY, April 11, 2013 - The Kentucky Mobile Agriculture Science Center (MASC), two 40-foot trailers filled with laboratory set-ups, computers and other learning tools, travels around Kentucky visiting elementary and middle schools. Its mission is to educate school children in agricultural topics, using science as the basis for learning.  The MASC units visit 80 schools each year, reaching approximately 800 teachers and over 20,000 students.

The Kentucky Horse Council, recognizing the importance of including education on equine agriculture for Kentucky's young students, have approved a major sponsorship to go towards two new MASC units which will be on the road by fall, 2013.

Included in the sponsorships is the opportunity to provide a science-based experiment using an equine theme, provide a virtual industry tour video, and include educational posters about horse themes inside the trailers.

KHC's Education Committee is working to quickly develop these materials in time for an unveiling in August, 2013 at the Kentucky State Fair.

"This type of project support is exactly what the Kentucky Horse Council is designed to provide," said Anna Zinkhon, President of the KHC Board.  "As an educational nonprofit, we strive to educate all sectors of the public, but especially the youth, on information about horses and our valuable industry in Kentucky.  We are thrilled to be able to participate in the Mobile Science Centers representing Kentucky's equine industry."

Source: Press release courtesy of Kentucky Horse Council

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