Pretending to be prairie plants or oak trees, students played a simulation in which they saw how over time, an ecosystem can change. What happens when prairie plants can no longer survive in the shadow of an oak tree? How can oak trees, which started as a simple acorn brought in by a neighboring tree, "take over" an ecosystem?
We'll be seeing how a natural event can curb all this change next...check back soon! And in our last visit from Ms. Claire from the nature museum, we were lucky to have her bring out an animal that lives in the prairie--a turtle! How cool!