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Sponsored by:

Nurture

Project Champion:

Kathryn Guylay

Kathryn@guylay.com

What are the appropriate grade levels:

6 through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

One Class

Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes

Is this a new or existing project:

New project

Summary

From Jamie Oliver to Michelle Obama to Jack Johnson, celebrities and other leaders are spreading the message nationally about the importance of healthy food for a healthy environment. How do we spread these messages at a local level? Can social media be an important player in helping Nurture and other non-profits to spread their messages about wellness, food, nutrition and the environment? Help us to decide what matters most. Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? None of the above?

Description

Students will brainstorm with Nurture critiquing our current presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Students will come up with a new strategy to leverage social media to create more awareness around food, nutrition, and sustainability/the environment at the local level. Students can engage with Nurture community events as well as other work happening in the community around wellness issues today. Students may decide to create a “challenge” to help us spread the word (number of “Likes”, etc.). We believe that students in this age group are uniquely qualified to come up with a social media strategy that will be amazing!

This Nurture WOW project offers much flexibility for your students in developing a theme for this social media “contest”. Nurture’s core mission centers around food, nutrition, cooking, wellness, and sustainability (the environment). Since there are many non-profits in the Wood River Valley that service these aspects, Nurture is proud to provide a support role to these other organizations. Our core competency is to bring food, cooking and gardening education to classrooms. We’d like students to spread the word via social media about the need for this type of education and also involve other local players involved in this movement around sustainable food.

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