Rangeland Ecology & Management

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Gourley, Blayr B.
Elmore, Dwayne
Society for Range Management
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The Prairie Project provides students, K-12, information about the prairie ecosystem via text, pictures, and videos through an educational website. The project was created in 2011 and funded by Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Oklahoma State University. The goal of the project is to get educational information about the prairie ecosystem into the classrooms to educate students about the ecosystems around them. The program provides information in three separate age groups, K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Each group provides age-specific information about the topics: plants, animals, fire, grazing, and energy. Each group is broken down and explains specific plant species, wildlife species, types of fire, types of grazing animals and energy on the prairie, and how they all work together to create the prairie ecosystem. The website can be used in the classroom as a teaching tool, or at home as an informational resource. The website provides lesson plans for each topic as well as links to relevant lesson plans found elsewhere, relieving teachers of creating lesson plans. The Prairie Project is advertised on Facebook, Twitter, trade shows and professional meetings. Please visit theprairieproject.okstate.edu to find more information about the prairie ecosystem.

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SRM Sacramento, CA