Lesson Plans for Spreading the Seeds of Estuary Health

K-12 Resource
May 2021

Through a 2017 - 2020 Science Transfer project, five southeastern reserves worked together to expand efforts to get schools involved in wetland restoration projects. Building on the success of two existing programs the reserves worked with 18 schools and helped classes grow Spartina plants and then transplant the plants into degraded marsh sites or stormwater ponds. These hands-on projects provided a great opportunity for teaching about estuarine ecology and the scientific process

About this resource

This web resources includes a compilation of lesson plans for grades K - 12 about coastal and estuarine ecology. Lesson plans are organizing by grade level and the associated curriculum standards and literacy principles are listed to help teachers choose activities that best align with their curriculum.

Questions about this resources can be directed to:

Julie Binz, ACE Basin Reserve, binzj@dnr.sc.gov
Josie Spearman, GTM Reserve, josephine.spearman@dep.state.fl.us

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