The Coastal Ecology Explorers

Why are salt marshes important?  Students set out to discover their answers by becoming explorers of the salt marsh!

Students explore the shoreline and intertidal zone of an 88-acre salt marsh wetland to examine finfish, shellfish, plants and birds. They research inside our Ernst Marine Conservation Center’s lab to learn about water quality, food webs and what humans can do to help protect and conserve our coastal habitats.

Duration: 1.5 hour, plus time for lunch

Level: Can be customized to grade level k-12

Fee per student: $10.00 

Boces Arts-in-Ed Reimbursable

Common Core Standards: WMHO supports Common Core Standard learning by creating rich virtual environment where students study and observe artifacts, primary sources, and participate in an exchange of ideas

Next Generation Science Standards:

LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience


Duration: 1.5
Levels: Customized
Minimum Program Fee: $100
Per Student Fee: 10
Teacher Fee: FREE
Chaperone Fee: 5

Location: The Ernst Marine Conservation Center
Address: West Meadow Creek, Setauket

Contact: 631-751-2244