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Network with global health reps
Volunteers needed to represent WSU agricultural innovations
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
By Brian Clark, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington State University is seeking volunteers to help educate the public about agricultural innovations from WSU.
The volunteers will work in the Activity Tent at the Global Health Pavilion in the Seattle Center as part of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair this July and August. Volunteers will be a part of an exciting global health celebration and have the opportunity to network with representatives from more than 30 global health organizations.
In the Activity Tent, volunteers will help people - especially children and teens - interact with hands-on innovations. Example innovations include:
- Simulating the use of a pedal-powered treadle pump used by farmers in Malawi to irrigate farmland in order to extend and multiply growing seasons to produce more food more sustainably.
- Demonstrating a mobile solar-powered food processor used to make nutritious and easily digestible food for infants and children in developing countries.
With the aid of promotional and educational materials, volunteers will answer general questions about agricultural innovations and WSU research and extension programs in global health.
WSU is asking for a one to two month commitment from volunteers.
For more information, contact Alexis Holzer at 206-219-2404 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All current students, regardless of major, as well as alumni and those interested in learning more about global health, are encouraged to apply.
Alexis Holzer, 206-219-2404, email@example.com