Stories Students learning about invasive fish in the Mississippi

Published on May 24th, 2013 | by SMUMN

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GSS helps Winona Middle School with STEM experiences on Prairie Island

Learning science and math is more fun with geocaching and fish. The staff of GeoSpatial Services hosted 200 Winona Middle School 7th-grade students for STEM standards field-based experiences. The students participated in hands-on activities that taught them about invasive plants and fish species and Native American heritage. They also learned how to use maps, compasses and even did some geocaching. Shown above, Josh Lallaman of the Biology Department impressed students with some large, recently trapped non-native fish and discussed their impact on the Mississippi River ecosystem.

Winona Daily News ran an article about the students’ experiences at the GeoSpatial Services Field Station on Prairie Island.

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