The Community Leadership course COMLDR 5330, "Methods of Teaching in Non-Formal Learning Environments", led by Dr. Graham Cochran and Graduate Research Associate Kayla Oberstadt, had the Sheep Unit on Case Road in Dublin as its classroom Wednesday. Twenty-four first graders from the Columbus School for Girls were the pupils for the course's college-student presenters, who had developed lesson plans based on a science standard appropriate for first grade students. The first graders rotated through five stations that introduced them to various topics involving food and fiber. The resident sheep helped in the learning, as they illustrated various points being taught. Department of Animal Sciences' sheep unit manager, Gregg Fogle, sheared sheep as part of the demonstrations, and the students got a chance to touch the wool and sheared lambs. Triplet lambs, born just a day earlier, provided a special touch to the day's activities. The field trip ended with ice cream making, which was an anticipated event as many of the students had heard about the treat from previous years' attendees.
October 23, 2014