Study a salt marsh ecosystem without even leaving your classroom! This distance learning program enables students to “visit” and study WMHO’s 88-acre pristine wetland preserve. Meeting Next Generation Science Standards for exploring the transfer of energy, students discover the interdependence of plants and animals in a salt marsh food web. Teaching right from the water’s edge, a marine scientist converses with students as they search for live specimens. By the end of the program, students will be able to answer the essential questions: “How are salt marshes among the most productive ecosystems on earth? How can we all work together to be stewards of our salt marshes?”
Boces Arts in Education 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 EcosystemsLS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
Levels: Elementary , Middle, Customized
Minimum Program Fee: $175.00
Location: Virtual: From your location to Ours (The Ernst Marine Conservation Center)
Address: Trustee’s Road, Stony Brook NY 11790