North High Biology students observe prairie Burn to regenerate growth

This morning, Mr. Fickbohm and members of the AP Environmental and Field Biology class observed a controlled burn of the prairie. A burn of the prairie will revitalize the growth of native grasses and wild flowers and deter growth of unwanted and invasive plants. This is the third year for the prairie and the first burn. The process for burning required extensive work by Mr. Fickbohm which required special permitting by the Fire Marshall. It is believed to be the first controlled burn of natural grasses within city limits.

Thanks to Blaine for his work with the prairie project and using it for authentic learning for our students.

Bio Controlled Burn video