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Monday, May 26, 2008

Lessoning Loosestrife  

From a meeting I recently attended comes news that Mass Audubon has developed "Lessoning Loosestrife," a standards-based curriculum that deals specifically with purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and its impact on wetlands. They have even released the lessons online so that others can download the files for free. Topics range from wetland monitoring to the use of beetles as a biological control for the loosestrife. The project was funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, so it's really nice to see the results shared with others who might be interested in incorporating this into their own curricula.

Bonus points to Mass Audubon for using a punny title, making my job here so much easier ;-).

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this flower is relly prety in national parks

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/27/2008 02:08:00 PM  

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