Community Outreach


  • Pre-University Education: An active-learning classroom module appropriate for secondary or postsecondary classrooms will be established and introduced to local teachers.


  • Media: We will produce a Diversity in Action short-film series featuring mosses and biocrusts transitioning from desiccation dormancy.


  • Citizen Science: A citizen science program “Citizens of the Crust” will be created to increase public participation and stewardship for biocrust ecosystems.


  • Workshops: A series of free public workshops will be offered, introducing participants┬áto the hidden world of biocrusts through field collecting, lectures by team members, and microscopy labs.