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Kathryn Orvis

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Associate Professor of Horticulture
765.494.8432
HORT Room 305
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

 General Information

Responsibilities

Provide support for Plant Science content areas in Teaching and Extension:

  • Plant science related youth outreach
  • Ag Biotechnology education
  • State Coordinator for Junior Master Gardener(R) Program
  • Teaching Horticulture 10100, ASEC/HORT 21200, and AgEd Learning Community
  • 4-H/FFA Horticulture, Crops, and Soils State Judging Contests
  • 4-H Plant Science Workshop
  • Research in how to best support STEM student learning related to plants
Research interests:
Informal science, agriculture and environmental education through youth gardening including the Junior Master Gardener (R) program. Utilizing youth gardening as a teaching tool for topics related to STEM education Biotechnology Education, especially related to the use of technology in teaching.

Organizations:
American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)
National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)


Other:
Grew up in Upper Michigan (yes, I am a Yooper!) on a small farm. We spend as much time as we can up there, especially in the summer. I was very active in 4-H growing up, and have a passion for teaching people why plants are cool. Current hobbies include: photography, gardening, reading, wine appreciation, watching the Green Bay Packers, travel and being super-mom for my son Wesley.

Education:

BS Michigan State Botany - Plant Physiology
MS University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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