With the start of the school year, the plant science program is excited about having the opportunity to enroll in an ECE (Early College Experience) course in Floral Art in collaboration with the University of Connecticut. Students in this course study the theory and principles of design and gain hands-on experience creating floral arrangements. They will receive two college credits from UConn for completing the course. The senior plant science students can enroll in ECE Introduction to Horticulture. This course surveys the many topics in the horticulture field. Students who earn a C or better receive three college credits from UConn.
All students can be involved in preparation for the State FFA Floriculture CDE (Career Development Event). A four member team will be selected from the Jr. and Sr. classes to compete against teams from the 19 other agriscience schools in Connecticut at UConn. The cometition includes identification of 125 different floriculture plants, a plant science general knowledge exam, a corsage making practicum, and a team event.
The greenhouse is overflowing with poinsettias. The Agriscience Center will be selling these poinsettias and decorated wreaths Dec. during our annual Agriscience Holiday Shop. Proceeds from this sale directly support our many agriscience projects and programs. Most people do not realize that every plant that we sell at our plant sales during the year are all grown here at Trumbull Agriscience by the plant science students!
As we preceed into the spring of the year, students will be looking forward to a spring plant science field trip. Some of our past trips have included the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Boston Flower Show, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the New York Botanic Garden, and an exclusive tour of UConn biology, biotech, and plant science facilities and current research projects.