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Biologist connects students with nature in hands-on activities

Friday, April 11, 2014

GLADE Class of 2014

Missouri State University and Bull Shoals Filed Station are educating high school students about the great outdoors.

The Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) launched a new program titled “Habitat Restoration” where 16 high school students will be immersed in the outdoors while learning about local ecosystems, engaging in leadership activities and participating in habitat restoration for Missouri’s local endangered bird, Swainson’s Warbler.

Students are expected to gain vital information concerning the importance of local ecosystems by solving current natural-world problems while also learning about environmental professionals from a variety of non-profit agencies.

Dr. Janice Greene, biology professor, director of BSFS and member of GLADE’s planning committee, received $1,980 from the USDA’s Project Learning Tree to fund the habitat restoration day and other related expenses for this project.

The program runs June 15-21.

For more information, contact Greene at (417) 836-5306.

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