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Subunit 4: Prairie Plant Arboretum



Through class activities create a site displaying native species important in Minnesota’s varied original prairie communities in the south central section of the west field.



Potential Class Projects/Activities:


1.  Determine through literature search those prairie species that were historically most significant in Minnesota’s prairie communities and their particular abiotic requirements.


2.  Determine the abiotic characteristics of the site important to prairie plant success.


3.  Determine most appropriate locations and then plant species deemed to be most likely to survive on the site.


4.  Create a map of the site showing plant species location.


5.  Create an informative pamphlet to accompany the map describing basic natural history of the plants.



Service Learning Component:


1.  Students “adopt a plant (or group thereof)” and, after researching the historical range and type of biotic and abiotic associations, perform micromanagement of the immediate vicinity to avoid encroachment of undesired species, etc.


2.  Removal of unwanted woody species too large for brush hog removal.



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