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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Students will use science to perform scientific research to learn about the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and the importance of grasshoppers, fire, and aquatic invertebrates to the prairie.
- Curriculum Units
- Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Plants, Botany, Writing
Did You Know?
Cattle can gain up to 2 pounds per day grazing on the prairie grasses of the Flint Hills. The calcium found in the limestone erodes into the soil, making the prairie plants more nutritious for grazing animals. Cattle grazing is still the main agricultural use of the Flint Hills today.