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Abstract Details (PID = P139)
Title:If You Grow It, They Will Come: Lessons from the Oldest Student-Grown Prairie in the USA (P139)
Description:The most common environmental-related question asked by students is, "How can I make an impact?" Amongst a sea of bleak environmental news, climate anxiety is a real & growing issue. A concrete classroom program shows students how to impact their environment. Prairie restoration is one such concrete answer & students can experience tangible results over the course of one school year. Teach your students to grow native species from seed & do more than just alleviate climate anxiety: open your classroom to otherwise abstract lessons or lessons that would require a bus. Watch students accept the responsibility of caring for plants over the course of months & learn that not everything has to succeed for something to be successful. The prairie itself becomes a land lab where real-world science happens. Getting started is not hard. A little knowledge, a desire to learn, and space to plant is all you need.
Subject:Conservation and Sustainability
Intended Audience:HS (9-12)
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Novice - Have transitioned some of my instruction to NGSS and Engaged Learning.
Type of Presentation:Panel - Will primarily be a Q&A session with the presenter(s) and attendees.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Carl Armstrong, Science Teacher
School/Organization:Waubonsie Valley High School
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Schedule Details
Time:01:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people