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Using Microscopes to Explore the Soil Web of Life: A Hands-On Workshop for Educators

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 3:00 PM-5:30 PM


Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS), McDonnell Hall – Building 24, Room 202A, 101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to formal and informal teachers and educators. Registration is required. Space is limited to 60.

This event is now FULL. To be added to the wait-list, CLICK HERE, or to register for the evening reception and lecture with Dr. Ingham, CLICK HERE.

Featured Workshop Instructor: Elaine Ingham, Ph.D., founder, President and Director, Research for Soil Foodweb Inc.

Learn how to use microscopes to explore with Dr. Elaine Ingham some of the following questions:

  • What organisms are present in the soil and/or on the foliage of your plants?
  • Which organisms are beneficial and which ones are harmful to plants?

Behind Dr. Ingham’s user-friendly approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of research into the organisms which make up the soil food web. Her goal is to translate this knowledge into actions that ensure a healthy food web that promotes healthy plant growth.

Using Microscopes to Explore the Soil Web of Life: A Hands-On Workshop for Educators is funded in part by the Holton family, Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, and US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G14-NPS-04), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.


Convened by The Academy of Science of St. Louis, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, the Experiential Education Exchange, and MICDS.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:00 PM-5:30 PM
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Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS)
101 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63124 United States
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