Rebecca Busse

Obed Hernandez-Gomez

MS Student
Purdue University
Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources
715 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Current Projects

My project has to do with food waste education in Indiana elementary schools. I am partnering with leaders in Delaware and Montgomery county extension, and the Purdue Exhibit Design Center to create an holistic extension program that will include: published lesson plans that incorporate Indiana academic standards; an exhibit complementary to these lessons; videos and podcasts; and teacher workshops to help instructors integrate food waste education with their existing curricula. I will be evaluating the effectiveness of our education and revising it based on the results of my study. My long-term outcomes are to reduce student food waste, and to increase knowledge of and positive attitudes toward food waste reduction strategies.


Extension and Outreach Involvement