You're invited to share in our first annual Burke High & University of Nebraska Omaha Research Poster Symposium on Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017 1:00 - 2:30 pm in the UNO Criss Library main floor. Burke Environmental Science students have been working all semester to learn about components of ecosystems, properties of soil and water, and human impact on the environment.
In collaboration with UNO Soil students under the instruction of Dr. Ashlee Dere, Burke High School students, lead by Ms. Lee Ann Stover, investigated Glacier Creek Prairie ecosystem and collected soil samples within several different microhabitats. In September Burke students collected soil samples from the school yard. In October Burke students toured the Geology department in the Durham Science Center on UNO campus to learn how soil researchers conduct scientific experiments on soil and water samples. Dr. Dere's students have acted as mentors for the high school students, guiding them in this exploration process. Over the first semester, Burke students and Dr. Dere's undergraduate students have developed their own questions about soils, designed and conducted their own authentic and relevant investigations to seek answers to their questions.
Students will be presenting their research posters to the public, UNO faculty and other interested stakeholders to share their findings. We hope you can attend and celebrate in the scientific inquiry these hard working students have conducted!