We maintain a comprehensive program of research, education, and outreach.
KBS K-12 Partnership for Science Literacy
For more than 12 years, we have hosted a long-term partnership among area science teachers, LTER scientists, and College of Education faculty to enhance the content and delivery of the Michigan K-12 science curriculum. The program promotes improved science teaching by providing teachers in-depth exposure to current topics in ecology together with training in inquiry-based science methods. Learn more about our work with K-12 Educators.
Graduate and Undergraduate Education
The KBS LTER program is part of Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. The Station is MSU’s largest off-campus educational facility, with 14 faculty in year-round residence. Both graduate students and undergraduate interns conduct LTER research on site, and many students participate in a variant of field courses offered at the station each summer. For further information about educational opportunities at KBS visit www.kbs.msu.edu.
We actively seek opportunities to educate and dialogue with professional stakeholder groups including farmers, agricultural professionals, natural resource managers, and educators about the ecology of agricultural landscapes. Throughout the year we offer workshops, tours, and educational materials. Learn more about our work with Ag Professionals.
Media and the Public
The LTER program places a high value on explaining our research to the media and the community at large through social media, informational fact sheets, our annual open house, and the newly installed self-guided walking trail through our research plots. Learn more about our work with the Media and Public.