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Watch Grasslands LIVE webcast, May 17, at 1-2 p.m. in English. 2:30-3 p.m. in Spanish

Grasslands used to cover much of the Western Plains states of the U.S., stretching from Canada to Mexico, but today much of those grasslands no longer exist. Find out why when you tune in to watch on May 17, from 1-2 p.m. EDT, tune in to a webcast by Prince William Network of a live electronic field trip from Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado.

The area continues to provide rich habitats for birds, fish, mammals, insects, and plants as well as key ecosystem services, such as capture of carbon and water.

Learn about this ecosystem and how scientists, citizens, local ranchers and farmers are working together to manage and conserve this important habitat.

Although aimed at students in grades 4-8, all students can watch and participate. Grassland experts will be available during the webcast to answer email questions from students.

Learn about: the grassland ecosystem; birds and other animals that depend on grassland habitat; the connection between grasslands in the U.S. and Mexico; and how to participate in citizen science programs. Go to http://grasslandslive.org to watch and for more information, including FAQs about grasslands.

The program will be available on-demand approximately one week after airing for those who cannot watch the live program. There will also be a program in Spanish on May 17 from 2:30-3 p.m. EDT.

GrasslandsLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network (the distance learning arm of Prince William County Public Schools), and other partners.

For more information contact Kristy Liercke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 703-791-7359.

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