• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Real Life Science Experiments

Students do lab work
Students do lab work
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Collecting data on the prairie

Collecting data on the prairie

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Learn Real-World Science

The restored tallgrass prairie and Cub Creek are living laboratories in which students conduct real-world science experiments. The results help rangers make more informed management decisions.

 
Collecting water samples

Collecting water samples

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Students gather water samples and then perform experiments in the lab to evaluate water quality in Cub Creek. Volunteers collect seed from native plants that will be used to restore prairies elsewhere in Nebraska.

Did You Know?

Women in period dress

Women were allowed to claim 160 acres of land under the Homestead Act, 60 years before they earned the right to vote.