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Krakos, Kyra [1], Lauer, Peggy [2].

Sustainability as a format for student learning: The invasive honeysuckle project".

In Fall 2013, Maryville University created a new course in Conservation and Sustainability that focused on students writing the EPA P3: People Prosperity and Planet grant. We will present on the learning experience of the students as well as their final topic: The Honeysuckle Sustainability Project, which actively addressed the invasive species Lonicera maackii and Lonicera japonica that has overtaken the native habitat of the Maryville campus. The project created a management plan for invasive species that restores native ecosystems, reduces bio-waste through product development, and promotes community education and involvement. This plan is designed to be transferable to other invasive species and other institutions.

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1 - Maryville University, Biology, 650 Maryville University, St Louis, MO, 63141, USA
2 - Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive , Saint Louis, Missouri, 63141, United States

invasive species
Botany Education
community education

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 2
Location: Marlborough A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 8:15 AM
Number: 2002
Abstract ID:725
Candidate for Awards:None

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