-Instructor will discuss salt marsh ecology and
show maps of the area.
-The instructor will then explore the salt marsh
-The specimens that are collected during the
session will be looked at more closely and
-Program conclusion/question and answer session
The students will...
-explore the salt marsh ecosystem
-learn about the salt marsh food web
-learn the importance of salt marsh ecosystems for both human and animal health
-identify salt marsh plants and animals and their adaptations
The program adheres to the Benchmarks for Science Literacy published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. See benchmark A, Diversity of Life for grades 6-8; benchmark D, Interdependence of Life for grades 6-8; and benchmark E, Flow of Matter and Energy.
This program meets Standard 4 of the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology. See key ideas 6 and 7 for elementary students as they reference the interdependence of plants and animals, the sun as a source of energy for living cycles, and the ways in which humans have changed their environment and the effects of those changes. See also key ideas 6 and 7 for intermediate students as they reference the interdependence of plants and animals, the flow of energy and matter through food webs, and the effects of environmental changes on humans and other populations.