Public talk given at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, NE as part of a Panel Discussion on Religion and Science.
Duckweed is a natural system for educational outreach because it is easy to use and accessible system for students from pre-school through college. The Brassil Lab has conducted duckweed-based outreach with programs on ecosystems at the Lincoln Children's Museum and with inquiry-based workshops for teachers in the Lincoln Public School system and Nebraska-wide teachers. The Duckweed Project fascilitates inquiry-based science education in K-12 & undergraduate classrooms. A key componenet of this approach is the Duckweed Paper Exchange, a platform for sharing student papers from K-12 classrooms to college labs.