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Workshop on outdoor education for secondary teachers held at Field Station

September 7, 2012 in Education, Workshops

A workshop on “Outdoor education for secondary teachers” was held at the KU Field Station on June 9-10. The event, sponsored by the KU Center for Science Education, was attended by eight high school teachers as well as interested people from the KU and Lawrence community. Helen Alexander, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Brad Williamson, Center for Science Education, organized the workshop.
Sericea lespedeza.

KU Field Station Hosts Sericea Control Workshop

August 2, 2011 in Agriculture, Grasslands, Native plants, Prairie, Workshops

The KU Field Station, in conjunction with K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a workshop on the biology and control of Sericea Lespedeza on Thursday, September 1, 2011, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Armitage Education Center, 350 Wild Horse Road, Lawrence. (Map and directions are available here )

Sericea Lespedeza is an exotic, invasive perennial plant that is spreading rapidly and doing damage in northeast Kansas. It threatens the tallgrass prairie ecosystem in many ways including potential impacts on livestock grazing and haying, water quality, wildlife habitat and native plant diversity, and economic stability.

Dr. Walter Fick, Associate Professor ...