Ladue High School Senior, Monica Malone, won first place in the Honors Division Competition of the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 27 with the project “A study of microbial communities from till and no-till Missouri soils using genetic fingerprinting”. The honors division is a collegiate level research studies competition for Grades 9 – 12 by students enrolled in St. Louis City or St.
First place for Monica Malone in the Honors Division Competition of the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair
The fourth soil health survey training for citizens was at the University of Missouri in Columbia. High school and middle school teachers, master naturalists, informal science educators, and graduate students participated of this training.
The third soil health survey training for citizens was on February 5, 2016 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. High school teachers, master naturalists, informal science educators, graduate students, and landowners participated of this training.
We attended the area conference of the National Science Teachers Association in Kansas City (December 3-5, 2015). We had the great opportunity to give a presentation about soil respiration. Soil science has been mostly focused on physical and chemical properties of the soil. In recent years, the biology of the soil has becoming a main subject of study.