Through the support of the Ohio Soybean Council, the OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at the Ohio State University will continue its education and outreach program, the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer, throughout the summer of 2019. This program reaches a wide audience through our mobile platform, delivering an interactive display to various STEM-based events, youth camps, and county fairs throughout the state. Participants will have the chance to interact with biobased and soy-based products while learning about the positive impact they have on sustainability and the American economy.
Program assistant, Brad Collins, and student assistant, Haley Wilson, a senior studying agriscience education, will be conducting the programs this summer. They will facilitate various activities that will inform consumers and students about how they can decrease their carbon footprint by living a biobased lifestyle.
This program has already found success in two Columbus-based events: Blue & Gold to Scarlet & Gray and the COSI Big Science Celebration. All of the events this summer will be featured in their own articles that can be found here.
Be sure to check back frequently, and follow @OhioBioProducts on social media, to see where the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer takes us. Feel free to reach out using the hashtag #BiobasedLifestyle and to see what others are doing to create a more sustainable world.
This article was written by Haley Wilson, OBIC Student Assistant and Senior at The Ohio State University.