Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Nebraska’s Brian Couch will lead an effort to assess freely available lesson plans, lab activities and other open-access resources designed for undergraduate biology classrooms.
Husker students embedded themselves into the sights, sounds and scenes of prairie authors this summer, taking part in a literature course at Cedar Point Biological Station.
*“We wanted to focus on a sense of belonging, and creating that sense of community before they even get to our institution.”* — **Marianna Burks**, science learning specialist with TRIO and instructor in biological sciences
Offered since 2014, the artist-in-residence program at Cedar Point Biological Station has hosted 40 creatives, each seeking the retreat to hone their craft.
About 20 minutes southeast of Lincoln, off the well-worn gravel roads is a grass and dirt path leading into the Reller Prairie Research Station.
After standing relatively vacant for a decade — save for its wildlife occupants, some curious humans and a handful of academic researchers — faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s schools of Global Integrative Studies and Biological Sciences are breathing new life into the property.