I decided that it might be useful to create some resources for students and teachers to explain the scientific study we are working on. Originally the idea came from preparation for the Skype a Scientist program, which provides opportunities for scientists to discuss their work with K-12 students. However, since the easiest thing to do was to put the content on the web, it makes sense for it to be more widely available.
The study is about understanding how goat browsing can be used to control unwanted and invasive plants. We are also trying out a way to reduce the risk of the goats picking up a potentially deadly parasite from white-tailed deer when they are in the woods doing this work.
So far I have pages for two grade levels:
Funding for the research project described here is provided by the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).