This website includes six exploration activities for students to complete, five of which present ecology concepts relevant to the tall grass prairie ecosystem, and one of which is highlights careers in ecology. Students may choose to work through the six ecosystem explorations in any order. Each topical exploration includes a video to introduce the topic, video viewing questions, a set of web-based text selections for deeper study, and text set questions. The career exploration includes a video and related web-based activities. Additional resources are listed on a separate page.
Learn how prescribed burns maintain a prairie ecosystem
Learn about the variety of species of plants that live on prairies
Learn about the importance of soil in a prairie ecosystem
Learn how an ecosystem changes over time
Learn about competition between grasses and trees on the prairie
Learn about different careers available in the field of Ecology