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Build-a-Prairie Game

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An interactive game, this web site allows visitors to restore a tallgrass or shortgrass prairie by selecting the appropriate grasses, forbs, birds, mammals, herps, and insects. The selections are discussed explaining why the choice is beneficial or not along with links to read more and an opportunity to select again. The results of the "correct" selections are viewed via animation. Users can "see" their prairie being built and also discover how a prairie is rejuvenated. Although geared... More
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 27, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2015
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Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Jim Bidlack
3 years ago

Jim Bidlack (Faculty)

A tutorial on the rebuilding of a prarie using various plants and animals, while it looks very good on the surface it does not seem to be very useful as a simple model. It also has grasses not native to the area listed, which is not conducive to repairing a damaged area.

Time spent reviewing site: Several minutes.