Projects Completed 2020
Our summer intern, Ellie Foelske, completed several major digital projects over the summer. Ellie created downloadable curriculum for grades K-8 that can be found on our Education page.
Ellie also created a virtual reality tour of the farms that can be viewed at Virtual Farm Tour. This virtual farm tour includes 360 views of the Boyhood Farm, Birthplace Farm, inside the Boyhood Home, and inside the New Oregon School #8. The virtual farm tour also includes many guided videos Ellie produced with Property Manager Tom Spindler.
The final major project Ellie completed covers where Dr. Borlaug worked around the world. It allows us to "Follow Norman's Path and Travel the World" virtually learning more about what Norm did in each place he lived and worked. View World Map.
Ellie also created digital material for the foundation to use when talking to groups around the state and wherever we may travel to talk about Dr. Borlaug.
Ellie did a fantastic job for the foundation during a time where everything was new. She had to do most of her work remotely to keep her safe so she came up with multiple digital projects for the board's approval. We are grateful to her for her excellent work and for the quality and variety of projects she created this summer.
In this time of Covid 19, these are all great resources for schools and other interested in Dr. Borlaug's work to learn more from the comfort of your devices.
Overview Spring & Summer Projects
The Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation has completed several major projects so far this year. Just like past projects, we needed your help to make it happen, and you generously did!
Shelter and Restrooms
We were unable to obtain a grant to help us build two shelters. However, because of your generous donations, we were able to finance one. This shelter at the Boyhood Farm will not only serve as a place for visitors to get out of the elements, but it will also serve as a learning station during Inspire Days or other events during inclement weather.
Bridge Replacement & Conservation
In 2019 we lost our bridge connecting the Boyhood property to the hiking/nature trail. We realized that before replacing it, we needed to do stream bank restoration and waterway improvent. With the help of NRCS, the stream bank was conserved and a new stream overpass with two large culverts was put in place.
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