Lincoln-Way Central Students Develop Solutions for Prairie Conservation
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central Honors Biology students last week presented their ideas to restore the schools prairie and explained the conservation benefits of their plans.

Students were able to gain a deeper understanding of conservation biology when they applied it to an actual prairie restoration project at our school, said Dave Mulconrey, Honors Biology Teacher at Lincoln-Way Central. This lesson takes the learning beyond the textbook into a real-world application.

Students discussed several elements of conservation biology including energy input and output, biomass, and water and carbon cycles.

Since last May, Lincoln-Way Biology teachers and students have been working to relocate prairie plants at Lincoln-Way East to new prairies at Lincoln-Way Central, East and West. The prairies will be used as outdoor classrooms for lessons about conservation and other environmental issues.