Monsanto India, as part of the Science Education Outreach program, hosted third grade school children recently at the Bangalore site.
The 33 children had the opportunity to learn about agriculture and plants in particular. The visit included stops at the pathology labs, vegetable quality analytics lab, greenhouses (corn and vegetables) and open field cultivation. They had the opportunity to see microscopes and colorful samples inside them. In greenhouses and open field, they were shown tomatoes, hotpeppers, corn, cucumbers, cabbages and other vegetables.
“A few of the kids told that they enjoyed the greenhouse because it was nice, cool and even cold,” said Srikanth Venkatachalayya, stations and operations lead. “Another kid said the job being done by people here is helping the whole world. One more kid said that like humans, plants also gets diseases. The school teacher explained this was great platform for the kids to see plants and their development in field.”
We took this opportunity to talk on safety and covered road safety and vehicle safety particularly bus safety.