Land managers and educators have increasingly expressed interest in learning about the ecology, monitoring, and identification of biological soil crusts. To fill that need, biocrust researchers are increasingly offering biocrust trainings. Contact Kristina if you or your organization are interested in learning more about biocrust!
Examples of Biocrust Trainings Offered:
Bureau of Land Management Instructor Led Training Course in Biological Soil Crust. 3-day workshop
with field and lecture components. June 2017
Moab Festival of Science Plant and Biological Soil Crust Identification Walk. 2 hour guided walk identifying biological soil crusts. September 2016 & October 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah Teacher Science Camp Workshop. Introduction to biological soil crusts.
A 3 hour workshop on what biological soil crusts are and how they can be used as teaching tools. June 2015
Beacon After School Program Science Lesson. A lesson for elementary school children in using microscopes and looking at soil. September 2012 & April 2013
US Geological Survey Training. Biological Soil Crusts 101. A course in the biology, ecology, and
taxonomy of biological soil crusts. September 2011
Resources for land managers and the public to learn more about biological soil crusts:
www.soilcrust.org/, Biocrust field guide