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Rose and Don Petersen Hands-on Learning Lab

Students at the Gesell Institute now have a space where they can learn about the importance of food from growing their own garden to preparing meals in a kitchen.

Education is made fun when taught through foods. The Rose and Don Petersen Hands-On Learning Lab promotes positive growth through activities such as:

  • writing and following recipes
  • measuring ingredients
  • exploring the science of growing foods
  • creating food-related artwork 
  • experiencing new foods
  • learning about healthy eating and the farm-to-school movement

Rose '57 and Don Petersen were instrumental in the recent redesign of the Gesell Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and creating the Rose and Don Petersen Hands-on Learning Lab. 

Learn more about Rose's legacy or find out how you can make a gift to support the Gesell program.

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