WHAT: Big City, Big Country Road Show.
WHEN: June 11-15. Students will be picked up at their respective high schools at 8 a.m., and the sessions will be completed by 5 p.m. each day.
WHERE: Houston Community College Town and Country campus, 1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston.
WHY: The Big City, Big Country Road Show combines photography, writing, Web design and videography with crisis communications planning. The goal is to interest high school students in careers in agriculture. Twenty students from Waltrip and Madison high schools will participate in this first-of-its-kind program.
BACKGROUND: The Big City, Big Country program was designed for students in grades 10-12. High school students will interact with university undergraduates to learn about careers in agricultural print, audio and television communications and Web design. They will tour Clear Channel Communications Radio, Houston Center for Photography and Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting. Students will design an emergency management plan for their community. Experts on college education financing will meet with students and parents on the final day.
High school students from San Antonio will also have an opportunity to take part in the program on June 24-29.
PARTNERS: Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Howard College, Houston Community College, Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, HEB, Whataburger and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: See http://www.ag-communicators.org/bc2bc/index.htm or http://agnews.tamu.edu/dailynews/stories/AGPR/Aug0206b.htm .