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Restoring Native Plants

Kanab High School with Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, UT


Students from Kanab High School, located near Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in Utah, spent the Fall of 2012 collecting seeds from a native plant species and grew seedlings during the winter in their greenhouse. When Spring came, the students weeded out invasive plant species at GSENM and planted the drought-tolerant native plant seedlings they had grown to restore wildlife habitat. GPS/GIS devices allowed students to map the location of plants and monitor their survival. Download Teacher Guide here.

 

//Film credits
Photographer: David Waters; Editor: Kylee Wall; Producer: Marsha Walton;
Exec Producer: Gary Strieker, This American Land
Copyright: Gary Strieker
Production Facility: Biscardi Creative Media, Buford, GA

//Teacher Guide credits:
Barbara Warner, Wade Parsons, Roger Cole, and Captain Planet Foundation

//Copyright
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.