December 11, 2013 -  First Green has developed a set of new core STEM* lesson plans that are adaptable for students of different grade levels. Three Math on the Golf Course lessons and lessons on Soils and Water are now available on the First Green website.  They were developed as part of the 2013 USGA grant and dovetail with the resources in the superintendent field trip kit.  The lesson plan activities have been part of many field trips over the past three years. 

The plans give golf course superintendents step-by-step guidance for ease of use. And, teachers can see what will take place in the learning labs.  In addition to the core lesson plans, see activity outlines on other topics such as Golf and the Environment, Golf Course Operations, Plants and the Environment and Wildlife and Habitat Management.  Some teachers create additional questions for their students related to the learning labs and share these with the golf course superintendent in advance of the field trip. The goal is make hosting field trips an enjoyable activity for the golf course and the school. 

* Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)