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Noble Academy launches Science Exploration Trunk program

Noble Research Institute's Noble Academy has been taking hands-on science and agriculture demonstrations into classrooms across southern Oklahoma for the past three years.

Students learn science, agriculture with hands-on activities

Microscopes, plants, a drone and eighth graders filled the Hardy Murphy Coliseum arena Wednesday and Thursday.

Edmond North High School wins 2016 Oklahoma Envirothon

The Edmond North High School team placed first at the second annual Oklahoma Envirothon competition held this month at the Noble Research Institute.

Inspiring the Future

With fewer than 2 percent of the labor force working in agriculture, Americans' knowledge of how food is produced has dropped to an alarmingly low level. The Noble Research Institute plans to change that with Noble Academy, the organization's new educational outreach program for young students.

Education on the Go

A new mobile classrom delivers the story of Oklahoma agriculture to students around the state.

Blastoff

Noble Academy, the Noble Research Institute's educational outreach program, partners with the Dallas Arboretum to teach the teachers.

Scholars join Noble Research Institute for summer of learning

Each summer, the Noble Research Institute provides more than a dozen college students with a life-changing experience, not an internship.

A Vision of the Future

Fiona McAlister, Ph.D., passes on her love of science through the biotechnology program she developed.

Strawberry DNAwesome

A step-by-step experiment from Noble Academy extracts DNA for hands-on learning.

Today's Lessons. Tomorrow's Leaders.

Noble Academy supports teachers and the next generation of problem-solvers.

How to extract DNA from Strawberries

Dr. Frank Hardin with the Noble Research Institute's Noble Academy demonstrates how to use common household chemicals to extract DNA from strawberries (or other organic materials). The Noble Academy...

Ninnekah High School wins 2017 Oklahoma Envirothon

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Ninnekah High School team placed first at the Oklahoma Envirothon competition held in March at the Noble Research Institute. This was the third year Noble Academy, the Noble...

Scholars join Noble Research Institute for summer of learning

ARDMORE, Okla. — Each summer, the Noble Research Institute provides more than a dozen college students with a life-changing experience, not just an internship.The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture...

Mending the Disconnect: Teaching the Next Generation About Agriculture

Frank Hardin, Ph.D., youth education manager, shares his story of learning about agriculture in an Atlanta suburb and why it is important to teach the future generation.

Botball Meets Agriculture

The Noble Research Institute helped sponsor the 2017 Global Conference on Educational Robotics, which featured a farm-themed International Botball Tournament.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...

Making a Cloud with Liquid Nitrogen

What happens when 200°F water meets –321°F liquid nitrogen? A big boom and instant clouds! Frank Hardin, Ph.D., from Noble Academy demonstrates the explosive effect with a tub holding several liters...

One Noble Summer: About the Lloyd Noble Scholars Program

In 2018, 19 students joined the Noble Research Institute for a summer of hands-on research and the opportunity to explore agriculture.

Students Test Their Knowledge of Natural Resources

The Oklahoma Envirothon is a team-based competition for high school students interested in learning about the fundamentals of natural resource management.

Noble, Southern Tech Collaboration Heightens Students’ Experience

Students gain interactive, real-world experiences in science and agriculture as part of a partnership between Noble Learning’s youth education program and Southern Tech’s Biotechnology Academy.

Mending the Disconnect: Teaching the Next Generation About Agriculture

Frank Hardin, Ph.D., youth education manager, shares his story of learning about agriculture in an Atlanta suburb and why it is important to teach the future generation.

Noble Invests in Teachers With Case Institute Workshop

Noble Research Institute to host CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology Institute for high school teachers this summer.