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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from University of MN 2013

University of MN
452 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108

Year: 2013
Teacher(s): Kari Buse, Jessica Miller

“I’m a Survivor” by Asclepias suriaca: Does damage affect milkweed growth?

Ten common milkweed plants were selected to be damaged in various ways. We wanted to find out how common milkweed may respond to damage caused by human activities, in particular. The growth and health of these plants were monitored over a 10-week period.


Urban Birding - Urban 4-H and Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

Leensa A, Arafat A, Sadrea D, Sade D, Jasmine S, Ariauna S, Amarya W, Makayla M, Makiah M

The Urban 4-H club at Phyllis Wheatley Community Center learned a lot about urban birding this year. We began by measuring and observing birds' feeding behavior in North Minneapolis and learned about the many factors that effect birds in this area. Our results were surprising, but were also very reflective of North Minneapolis birds' habitat. By working through the scientific process together, we learned more about our community and about the effect that people have on nature.


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