Returning the Land 2

  • Location
    Glyndon, Minnesota
  • Status
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years
    14 to 18 Years
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

Some think the key to saving the planet from extreme climate change may be in the soil. The goal of this project is to inspire and empower students to better understand, protect and conserve native prairie grasslands. The project seeks to have students design and restore a significant portion of under-utilized land on school grounds back to native tallgrass prairie for carbon sequestration, and create a thriving outdoor classroom within that prairie. This space would foster a sense of stewardship, curiosity, exploration and conservation while leaving a lasting impact on the community and environment.

Our Plan

Create a thriving native prairie ecosystem from student design following a project based design model and R&S 4 step formula to ultimately answer the driving question “How can we mitigate climate change at a local level?”. Engage environmental organizations & local Native American communities (Mdewakanton, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ) to gain support and participation; gather input from community stakeholders. Promote environmental awareness and conservation.

Themes Addressed

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    Climate Change
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The Benefit

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