Monday, November 23, 2009

Monroe, Mich. students planting natives on local TV

Science teacher Russ Columbus continues his great work at the Knabusch Mathematics and Science Center, part of Monroe (Mich.) Public Schools. In November, students planted seeds collected over the past few years to create a prairie on our campus that will be used by future students. They did the planting on school days from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM during the second week of November, 2009.

Toledo TV WTOL came and did a live story one of the mornings. The video is on their website. Go to and search for "Monroe students learn about planting".

This project has received awards from Wild Ones and the Wildflower Association of Michigan.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Michigan teen researches prescribed fire

A teen from southwest Michigan has won an award for her research project on using prescribed fire to maintain prairies.