Granville Land Lab: A Case Study in Land Use Change for Education and Conservation

Authors: Dustin Braden*,
Topics: Human-Environment Geography, Land Use and Land Cover Change
Keywords: conservation, land use change, nature society, science literacy
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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This project looks at historical land use changes on a piece of property owned by the Granville Exempted Village School District in Granville, Ohio. Using historical documents and images this work shows the transition of the property from forested land, to agricultural land, to its current use as an educational conservation area. Since 2013 the property has been used as the Granville Land Lab, part of the Granville School’s Sustainability Project. Working with the Partners Program of Fish and Wildlife Service and community members, the Land Lab has continued to increase in size and scale with wetlands, prairie, and new vegetation being introduced. This project documents this land use changes over time as well as current efforts to promote scientific literacy by giving students the opportunity to have hands-on experience with federal scientists through conservation projects.

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