Outreach:


Nitrification Network Workshops
The process of nitrification

The Nitrification Network workshops are designed for the high school level. Participating students learn to formulate a scientific inquiry, design experiments to answer the inquiry, and to present the results of their experiments to an audience. Contents on the workshops are freely available for educational and research purposes but may not be copyrighted.

  • Nitrification Potential in Soils Workshop
      Level: students who have taken an advanced placement course in biology or chemistry
      Number: up to 20 students
        With contributions from K. Halsey, D. Arp, C. Beedlow and L. Sayavedra-Soto
  • Nitrification and Wastewater Reclamation Workshop
      Level: students who have some biology or chemistry background
      Number: up to 20 students.
        With contributions from T. Radniecki, L. Semprini, D. Arp, K. Halsey and L. Sayavedra-Soto
  • Nitrification in a Balanced Nitrogen Cycle Workshop
      Level: students interested in environmental issues and who might not yet have had a course in biology or chemistry
      Number: 10 to 20 students.
        With contributions from D. Arp, K. Halsey and L. Sayavedra-Soto

    Each workshop is linked to web sites where the instructor and students can learn more about the process of nitrification. The users can also access the methodology for each workshop by using the embedded links and through them, become acquainted with the most up-to-date research in nitrification.

    Each workshop can stand alone. A list of materials and suggestions of sources to obtain them are given. Two of the workshops have been successfully implemented in two high schools in Corvallis OR, USA.

    Users are encouraged to comment and submit their experiences or suggestions for improvement using the contact link. We invite the submission of exemplary posters to be posted.

    Methods

    A recipe and considerations to grow the nitrifier Nitrosomonas europaea.
    Visual aids for the classroom.
    Chemostat growth of Nitrosomonas europaea and Nitrobacter winogradskyi.