This is how you fix the desert’s soil crust

Xavier College Preparatory


Helen Rowe, the director of the Parsons Field Institute at the Mcdowell Sonoran Conservancy, is experimenting with how to grow back desert soil crusts that are essential to curb erosion and facilitate nutrient transfer in the Sonoran Desert. She leads citizen scientists to develop new and more effective methods for soil crust remediation.

Story produced by Maddie Dinowitz, Emme East, Hannah Shulski and Abbey Alexander at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. Instruction provided by STEM SRL Connected Educator Frances MacMahon Ward.

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