The 4-H Unlock Ag Innovations Challenge is a series of challenges using the “escape room” format. Through a series of interactive, hands-on activities, participants will explore a variety of ag innovations such as selective breeding, GPS/GIS, drones, and the evolution of agriculture. In small teams, students will work through scenarios to solve situations that farmers face. Aligned with NGSS standards.

Key Concepts

  • Biological Science
  • Environment
  • Food Advocacy
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Leadership
  • Local Foods
  • Plant Science

For Youth Grades 3-8

  • Explore ag innovations such as selective breeding, GPS/GIS, drones, and the evolution of agriculture.
  • Work in small teams through scenarios to solve challenges facing farmers today.
  • Increase understanding of why ag innovation matters to the future of our food systems.

Horticulture, Local Foods, Small Farms and Nutrition and Wellness educators and Master Gardeners as well as University of Illinois Crop Science and Center for Digital Agriculture colleagues.