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Race track, Adrian College pair up on science work

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BROOKLN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan International Speedway and Adrian College have developed plans for a science center and science-related field trips at the NASCAR racetrack.

Officials announced Tuesday that students will learn about the area's ecosystem as part of the "Track and Explore" program. The partnership has provided Adrian College biology students with opportunities to research and study animal and plant life on 900 acres of the 1,400-acre Brooklyn track.

There's also a chance to learn about the science behind the track.

The college students have found and photographed biological samples and developed displays for the MIS offices. Now, in preparation for the next phase of the project, the students have developed a field guide and self-guided tour book for visitors at the track about 60 miles southwest of Detroit.

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