Great Plains Lutheran High School 1996-2011
As a teacher, the RET (Research Experience for Teachers) provided an opportunity to be involved with research with a team of biologists; then transfer that experience to my classroom to share with students.
In 2009, I worked on a project with the pollen of the plants that flower at the same time and locations as Echinacea angustifolia. pollen.wikispaces.com
In 2010, I tested several asteraceae species for self-incompatibility of pollen.
This summer, I have collected insects at ten remnant sites first early in flowering of E. ang. then at the end of flowering. I plan to examine the diversity of insects while comparing the sites and the times.