Protecting the space-time continuum isn’t normally a task trusted to elementary school kids. However, on the Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp adventure at Piscataway Park, things are a little different. Upon arriving at the colonial farm, the Eco-Explorer team faces the challenge of deciding whether or not to give the colonial people modern items in order to make their lives easier and more comfortable. But, if left in 1770, some of these objects could create a chain reactio
Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have the important job of creating regulations that keep our food safe. Sometimes this means creating computer models to predict possible risks and applying the academic knowledge of plant pathology to real problems in agriculture. A current project involves creating guidelines for farmers that grow vegetables on land that has been grazed by livestock. How long should farmers let the manure biodegrade before growing food?
At the heart of the Accokeek Foundation’s mission is the preservation of an awe-inspiring space where people of all ages, and from all backgrounds, can learn about Maryland’s rich cultural and natural heritage. In this space–Piscataway Park–we interpret life on the Potomac during the 18th century, culturally-significant agricultural practices, and land management practices that are beneficial for the environment. For many decades, this space has been providing a backdrop for