Released: Sept. 10, 2021
TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Peanut Commission and GPB Education are pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual learning journey, Georgia Peanuts. This interactive journey, available at gpb.org/peanuts, offers students a unique learning experience as they explore the impact peanuts have on Georgia and beyond.
“We are excited to partner with GPB Education in development of this new virtual educational resource,” says Tim Burch, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission Education and Information Committee. “The resource targeted for teachers and students provide an overview of the value of the peanut industry to the state of Georgia and captures the many career opportunities available within the peanut industry.”
Aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, Georgia Peanuts Virtual Learning Journey targets learners in third through eighth grades. In the journey, a variety of concepts are divided into four main sections: History and Origins; Cultivation and Uses; Technology and Economy; and Working with Peanuts. The first three sections include interactive elements, videos, writing prompts and activities, virtual reality experiences, photo galleries, vocabulary lists, and informative text.
The final section, Working with Peanuts, highlights 13 different career profiles for students to learn about the various jobs in the peanut industry. Hear from individuals who create delicious peanut products, others who grow peanuts, and even those who design and develop robots for farming peanuts!
“This Georgia Peanuts Virtual Learning Journey will allow students from all over the state to learn about Georgia’s state crop and the importance it plays in our history, economy, and even diets,” says Laura Evans, GPB director of education. “As Georgia’s leading provider of digital learning resources, we appreciate the opportunity to work with new partners like Georgia Peanut Commission to add great new resources to our library of content.”
In addition to the launch of the virtual learning journey, GPB Education is producing a live exploration of Georgia’s peanuts that will air September 30, 2021, at 10 AM ET. Viewers can watch live online at gpb.org/peanuts-live or on their local GPB-TV channel.
Learn more about and explore Georgia Peanuts Virtual Learning Journey at gpb.org/peanuts.
About Georgia Peanut Commission
The Georgia Peanut Commission was established in 1961 under the state’s Commodities Promotion Act. Today, the commission represents Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farmers and conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. To learn more, visit gapeanuts.com or follow @gapeanuts on Facebook and Instagram or @GeorgiaPeanuts on Twitter.
About GPB Education
As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media) has been creating content worth sharing for over 60 years. With nine television stations, 19 radio stations and multi-faceted digital and education divisions, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, Political Rewind and more. For more information, visit www.gpb.org.