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The transition from deep-rooted perennial prairies to annual row crops has profoundly changed our environment. Roots and soils are interdependent: roots extract water and nutrients from the soil while at the same time influencing the hydrology, structure, composition, and biological community of the soil. Through your active participation, we will introduce a set of inquiry-based lessons developed by a collaboration of ecologists, teachers, and naturalists to engage K-12 students in learning about earth and life sciences in the root zone.


Department of Biology


Tallgrass Prairie Center


Afternnon Sessions #1: 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.

Where Earth and Life Sciences Intersect: Investigations of the Water-Root-Soil Interface; McCollum Science Hall 80; Laura Jackson, UNI Director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center and Professor of Biology; Laura Walter, Waverly Shell Rock High School Science Teacher

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