In Robert Youngblood's agriscience and entrepreneurial business classes at Oakman High School in Oakman, students extend their learning of environmental issues and business concepts into the real world. Recently, Mr. Youngblood and his environmental science students created the "WATER Bus" (Watershed Approach to Teaching Environmental Responsibility), a high-tech environmental science classroom-on-wheels available to schools in the local watershed area. His students operate a school-based oil change business, organized a statewide workshop on passive solar greenhouse construction, and conducted a community survey that helped generate public support to pass a previously rejected school tax. Mr. Youngblood helped establish PACERS, a professional growth network that reaches hundreds of rural teachers.
1983 Auburn University, B.A.