Jane Tucker, senior research assistant in the MBL Ecosystems Center, co-wrote this new book for children that explains why treating your lawn and garden with fertilizers and pesticides can harm local waterways and wildlife. The book reinforces a long-standing research focus at the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) site in northeastern Massachusetts, which is directed by MBL Senior Scientist Anne Giblin as part of the National Science Foundation’s LTER network.
Another new addition to the @USLTER Schoolyard Book Series from @PIE_LTER about kids taking action after learning that maintaining "perfect" lawns in the neighborhood with fertilizer, pesticides, and excess watering may be bad for their local stream habitat. #scicomm pic.twitter.com/QUhYG5S6yr
— Jane Tucker (@jt_aquaeco) January 23, 2018