MO DIRT presented a poster titled 'MO DIRT - A citizen science project to monitor soil health in Missouri: Soil respiration in natural and anthropogenic habitats and its relationship to soil temperature and water content' at the annual Donald Danforth Plant Science Center scientific retreat at the YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood.
Elementary school students from the area went to Prairie Fork to participate in Earth Day activities.
Students learned about soil organisms and the soil food web through the MO DIRT Living Soil activity, which teaches students to identify various organisms in the soil, their place in the food web, and their ecological significance.
MO DIRT participated of the Maritz Green Fair with an exhibit on physical, chemical and biological soil parameters and opportunities in citizen science monitoring soil health.
Students from Immanuel Lutheran Day School visited the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to tour the facilities and learn about the work that takes place there.
Among other things, students received lessons in soil health and were introduced to MO DIRT.