Tanya Turner

Students participating in Ms. Turner and Ms. Scavone’s “Little Hancock on the Prairie” project have the opportunity to work as researchers on an ecological study. Using a prairie environment created on their campus, the urban students identify and classify plants, animals, and insects found in the prairie. They also research and perform controlled experiments within the prairie manipulating variables such as pollutants, invasive species, and pollinators. Students compare species variations within the prairie to that of their local park, write an account of these reflections and of their experiments, and present their work with accompanying photography.