Potting Plants

Appeared January 2015
Published in Science Scope

In Plotting Plants Global Field Program student and teacher Megan Menker involved her middle school students in tracking invasive species in the local community through the use of research, geocaching technology, posters, presentations and out-of-class activities. From beginning to end, the life science unit spanned two weeks of class time, giving students time to engage with the community and gain a greater appreciation for native flora and a heightened awareness of the ecological issues caused by invasive plants in their community.