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Learning lab to roll though town

August 8, 2005

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The Grassland Heritage Foundation's Rolling Prairie Learning Lab will make several appearances in Lawrence over the next three months.

The learning lab has several exhibits and displays designed to inform the public about native Kansas prairies and prairie conservation. Children can participate in related art projects. Also on display during the stops is a large mobile mural about prairie life designed by Van Go Arts.

The learning lab will have a specific emphasis on one aspect of the prairie at each of the stops. Here's the lab's schedule:

¢ Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in South Park, during The Kansas Fiddling and Picking contest; emphasis on prairie insects and other animals.

¢ Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Kansas University Butterfly Party on KU's west campus; emphasis on prairie butterflies.

¢ Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hy-Vee Food Store, 3504 Clinton Parkway; emphasis on prairie plants.

¢ Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Merchantile Co-op, 901 Iowa; emphasis on prairie insects.

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