Project Prairie and GLOBE Student Research Symposium

Monday, May 6, 2024 (Local Event)
Toledo Zoo
Program Details (PDF)

The Toledo Zoo’s Project Prairie, The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education (NWO) at Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development, The University of Toledo’s GLOBE Mission EARTH, Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES), and The Ohio STEM Learning Network.

(Prairies that Invigorate Inquiry Learning), A Wild Toledo Prairie Initiative

Project PRAIRIE extends the Wild Toledo prairie initiative into local classrooms by utilizing the native prairie installations as living labs. 

It is an inquiry-based education program that trains students and their teachers to use native prairie habitats for citizen science projects that contribute to a larger body of global research to make a difference in the natural world.

Toledo Zoo conservation staff installs native prairies on the property of participating schools while Zoo education staff trains teachers and students to use the prairies for citizen science, inquiry learning projects and follows up with related classroom programming.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is a worldwide hands-on, science and education program focusing on the environment, now active in over 120 countries worldwide. It works to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery. Students and teachers collect data and perform research in collaboration with scientists from numerous international agencies, and their work is made accessible through the GLOBE website.



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