Land Discovery Tour

Safari Tent

What is the health of your land? Is it in a regenerative state or is it degrading, and how do you know? The Land Discovery Tour assesses the Four Ecosystem Processes to determine the health of grassland soils. The Water Cycle tells us how well soils soak up every drop of rain. The Mineral Cycle tells us how quickly nutrients are cycling from soils through plants and animals, back to soils. Energy Flow tells us how effectively plants convert sunlight to plant biomass. Community Dynamics tells us how biodiversity creates resilience to perturbations such as unusual weather patterns, flood and drought. Learn to assess the effectiveness of ecosystem process function using an exercise you can repeat at home.