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The Prairie Builders by Sneed B. Collard III

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Collard III, S. B. (2005). Title. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. ISBN: 061839687X

Annotation: The author takes the reader to the 8,000 acre Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa. Following the scientists and volunteers, readers will learn what has happen to the native tallgrass prairie and how and why they are working to bring it back.

Reaction: The author introduces readers to an important ecological issue in the U.S., bringing back the grasslands. The restoration of corn fields to native prairies is discussed, and wonderful photography follows the restoration process. The author discusses the reintroduction of the Regal Fritillary Butterfly, the collecting of seeds, reintroduction of bison, controlled burns, and the hard work and time involved. This is a great science book for fifth grade and introduces students to a current ecological issue.

This book is part of Assignment 2: 5th Grade Science.

Media Used: Photography

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