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Prairie Science Class Featured in Science Scope Magazine
Midwest Region, April 1, 2005
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The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center's Prairie Science Class was featured in the April/May issue of Science Scope Magazine - the National Science Teachers Association's peer-reviewed journal for middle level and junior high school science teachers.

The four page article was written by former PWLC environmental educator Julie Ernst and current teacher Dave Ellis, and included photos of the class in action.

The article, titled "The Prairie Science Class: Pioneering a Trail in Interdisciplnary Learning" featured the unique partnership between the USFWS/PWLC and the Fergus Falls Public Schools. The school places 100 5th graders at the PWLC each day of the school year, where students use the prairie and wetlands environment as the context for all their math, science and language arts studies. Staff from the Fergus Falls Public Schools are based at the PWLC, and along with PWLC staff, interns from the Student Conservation Association and student teachers, use the 325 acre PWLC as their outdoor classroom.

For more information on the PWLC/PSC go to http://midwest.fws.gov/pwlc/prairie_school.html. To see the article, visit www.nsta.org

Contact Info: Larry Dean, 612-713-5312, Larry_Dean@fws.gov
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