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How is climate change impacting coastal ecosytems?  If sea level rises one meter, where will the tide land on the landscape?  Are oceans storms accreting or eroding sediments?  Middle School students may investigate these questions in a coastal ecosystem near you. 

Program Location(s):

Endicott, Wenham
Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour if teachers assists with teaching

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - solar radiation/gravity drive water cycle
7-MS-ESS3-4 - Earth and Human Activity - technological mitigation in resource use
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
8-MS-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - gravity and ocean tides
8-MS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - how ocean effects regional weather
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

This conference is for students participating in Mass Audubon's Salt Marsh Science Project and is a place for students to showcase their analysis of salt marsh data.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • No charge

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
8-MS-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - gravity and ocean tides

In this program, participants will visit a site where perennial pepperweed is located. They will learn to recognize it in the field. They will learn to use a gps unit or an app on their phone to record the location of the pepperweed. Participants will learn to fill out data sheet.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12, Post H.S.

Price:

  • Grant funded or $125 per contact hour.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - resource availability and human activity
HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Participants will learn to recognized the invasive perennial pepperweed, and remove it from salt marshes. They will pull out as much root as possible to prevent regrowth. They will dispose of the pepperweed responsibly.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Grant funded Free.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Participants will learn to recognized the invasive perennial pepperweed, and remove it from salt marshes. They will pull out as much root as possible to prevent regrowth. They will dispose of the pepperweed responsibly.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Grant Funded

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans

Help improve our coastal areas. Option 1: Help clean up litter and collect data on types and sources of litter you found. Option 2: Help pull invasive perenniall pepperweed from coastal sites. Learn proper pulling, containing, and disposal methods. (1-3 hours). Community Service hours available.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour or grant funded.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Are invasive crabs out-competing native crab species? Help assess crab populations while applying important math and science skills. Help document the spread of Asian Shore Crabs.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour plus mileage.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Are invasive crabs out-competing native crab species? Help assess crab populations while applying important math and science skills. Help document the spread of Asian Shore Crabs.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour plus mileage.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans

How will a warming climate impact local inland fish populations? Can cool water species survive at current temperatures? Students will investigate these questions. Call to discuss sampling sites on or near your school grounds. (1-2 hours)

Program Location(s):

Endicott, Wenham
Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - resource availability and human activity
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design - design problem in major global challenge
HS-ETS1-2 - Engineering Design - deconstruct complex real-world problem
HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - carbon cycle
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

How will a warming climate impact local inland fish populations? Can cool water species survive at current temperatures? Students will investigate these questions. Call to discuss sampling sites on or near your school grounds. (1-2 hours)

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

What are invasive species and how are people working to reduce them? Learn about local efforts to control invasive species such as perennial pepperweed, Phragmites, and purple loosestrife. Learn how your class can help. This class is a lecture format and may include an on-line investigation, if there is time. (45 min-1 hour)

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

What are invasive species and how are people working to reduce them? Learn about local efforts to control invasive species such as perennial pepperweed, Phragmites, and purple loosestrife. Learn how your class can help. This class is a lecture format and may include an on-line investigation, if there is time. (45 min-1 hour)

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans

What are invasive species and how are people working to reduce them? Learn about local efforts to control invasive species such as perennial pepperweed, Phragmites, and purple loosestrife. Learn how your class can help. This class is a lecture format and may include an on-line investigation, if there is time. (45 min-1 hour)

Program Location(s):

Contact us for details

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour

What is a wetland? Why do we care about them? How have people treated wetlands in the past? What are people doing to protect and restore wetlands? Students will explore these questions through a combination of guided discussion, video and presentation. Note: this can be a stand-alone program or combined with a salt marsh field trip. (45 min-1 hour)

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per class. 45 minutes to 1 hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Lessoning Loosestrife is curriculum designed for elementary - high school level students to help teach about wetlands, invasive species, and about using biocontrol beetles as a tool for controlling a wetland invader, purple loosestrife. Our aim is to not only teach lessons about loosestrife and key ecological concepts, but also to lessen the impact of this invader, while developing and reinforcing a stewardship ethic in students. This program will teach you monitoring techniques as well as how to rear beetles.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Post H.S.

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

How can students individually and collectively live more sustainably? Challenge your class to assess their carbon footprint, and go on a "Low Carbon Diet" to reduce carbon emissions. This program meets once every week or two for four sessions. Our staff can launch it in your school, for you to continue, or come back once a week for four weeks.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour.

How can students individually and collectively live more sustainably? Challenge your class to assess their carbon footprint, and go on a "Low Carbon Diet" to reduce carbon emissions. This program meets once every week or two for four sessions. Our staff can launch it in your school, for you to continue, or come back once a week for four weeks.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour.

How healthy are our local watersheds? How are humans helping or harming local rivers? How do macroinvertebrates help reveal the health of local rivers? A classroom lesson will introduce these topics as well as ecological services that rivers provide.  A follow up field trip will engage students in data collecting in a local ecosystem using the Ipswich River Watershed Association's river monitoring protocol.

New program created by Elizabeth Duff 2019-05-13 11:08:00

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - how hydrosphere influences other systems
HS-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - resource availability and human activity
HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

New program created by Elizabeth Duff 2019-03-20 11:26:21

 How fast are salt marshes eroding as sea level rises?  Are warming currents brining new species to North Shore salt marhes? Investigate a local salt marsh to help Mass Audubon and other scientists answer these questions.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem

Who killed Barney the barnacle, and how? Learn about adaptations and habitat in this cooperative investigation. Note: This can be a stand alone program, or combined with a rocky shore field trip. (45 min-1 hour)

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

4, 5

Price:

  • $125 per class. 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

In this program, participants will visit a site where perennial pepperweed is located. They will learn to recognize it in the field. They will learn to use a gps unit or an app on their phone to record the location of the pepperweed. Participants will learn to fill out data sheet.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Grant funded or $125 per contact hour.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-ESS3-4 - Earth and Human Activity - technological mitigation in resource use
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans

Participants will learn to recognized the invasive perennial pepperweed, and remove it from salt marshes. They will pull out as much root as possible to prevent regrowth. They will dispose of the pepperweed responsibly.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Grant Funded

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction

How will rising sea levels impact coastal areas? What are current sea level rise projections, and how will they impact the high tides on local beaches? Students will use a spotting level to investigate and raise awareness about this impact of a changing climate.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour plus mileage

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change

How will rising sea levels impact coastal areas? What are current sea level rise projections, and how will they impact the high tides on local beaches? Students will use a spotting level to investigate and raise awareness about this impact of a changing climate.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
8-MS-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - gravity and ocean tides
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

What species live on the rocky shore? Do they live closer to the water, or further away? Using a scientific protocol students will investigate these questions. Chaperones required to assist small groups. Please note, proper footwear is required- including for chaperones!

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Discover and explore salt marsh habitats including low marsh, high marsh, mud flat, salt panne and river. Students willl explore and discover plants and animals that live in these habitats, and learn how salt marshes are formed. Chaperones are required to help escort students in smaller groups. Water proof boots required!

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Discover and explore salt marsh habitats including low marsh, high marsh, mud flat, salt panne and river. Students willl explore and discover plants and animals that live in these habitats, and learn how salt marshes are formed. Chaperones are required to help escort students in smaller groups. Water proof boots required!

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Learn to measure salinity, identify plants, collect data on plant species' distribution and vegetation vigor along transects, and collect fish abundance data. Investigate invasive plant species and restoration.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour if not grant funded.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Learn to measure salinity, identify plants, collect data on plant species' distribution and vegetation vigor along transects, and collect fish abundance data. Investigate invasive plant species and restoration.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour if not grant funded.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem

The Salt Marsh Science Project engages high school teachers and students in authentic science experiences. Our model: High School Teachers, in partnership with professional scientists, and an education coordinator conduct  investigations on salt marshes .  

  • Monitoring the growth of the invasive reed, Phragmites in salt marshes.
  • Studying the effect of salinity (salt content) levels on the growth of salt marsh vegetation.
  • Assessing tidal restrictions (where human actions have obstructed the natural flow of the tide).
  • Sampling fish above and below tidal restrictions to determine the impact of these restrictions on fish.
  • Investigating how salt marshes are responding to rising sea level.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Post H.S.

Price:

  • Grant funded or $125 per contact hour.

The Salt Marsh Science Project engages high school teachers and students in authentic science experiences. Our model: High School Teachers, in partnership with professional scientists, and an education coordinator conduct  investigations on salt marshes .  

  • Monitoring the growth of the invasive reed, Phragmites in salt marshes.
  • Studying the effect of salinity (salt content) levels on the growth of salt marsh vegetation.
  • Assessing tidal restrictions (where human actions have obstructed the natural flow of the tide).
  • Sampling fish above and below tidal restrictions to determine the impact of these restrictions on fish.
  • Investigating how salt marshes are responding to rising sea level.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Grant funded or $125 per contact hour.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

The Salt Marsh Science Project engages middle school teachers and students in authentic science experiences. Our model: Middleh School Teachers, in partnership with professional scientists, and an education coordinator conduct  investigations on salt marshes .  

  • Monitoring the growth of the invasive reed, Phragmites in salt marshes.
  • Studying the effect of salinity (salt content) levels on the growth of salt marsh vegetation.
  • Assessing tidal restrictions (where human actions have obstructed the natural flow of the tide).
  • Sampling fish above and below tidal restrictions to determine the impact of these restrictions on fish.
  • Investigating how salt marshes are responding to rising sea level.

 

Program Location(s):

Contact us for details

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Usually grant funded.

    If as school is paying, it is $125.00 per contact hour for teacher workshops or classroom and field support.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - gravity and ocean tides
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Technology Training.  Learn to enter and analyze fish, vegetation, and salinity data. Explore the resources available on Mass Audubon's Salt Marsh Science Website. Practice using "Data Nuggets" lessons to aquaint yourself with great educational resources based on local data.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour if not grant funded.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ETS1-2 - Engineering Design - deconstruct complex real-world problem
HS-ETS1-3 - Engineering Design - evaluate solution to complex problems
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Technology Training.  Learn to enter and analyze fish, vegetation, and salinity data. Explore the resources available on Mass Audubon's Salt Marsh Science Website. Practice using "Data Nuggets" lessons to aquaint yourself with great educational resources based on local data.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Post H.S.

Price:

  • $125.00 per contact hour if not grant funded.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem

Help improve our coastal areas. Option 1: Help clean up litter and collect data on types and sources of litter you found. Option 2: Help pull invasive perenniall pepperweed from coastal sites. Learn proper pulling, containing, and disposal methods. (1-3 hours).

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour or grant funded.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem

Participants wil learn scientific monitoring protocols as they identify fish, and nekton such as crab and shrimp that they catch using a seine net in the near-shore coastal environment. They wil learn to record these on a data sheet.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour, in partnership with school teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Participants wil learn scientific monitoring protocols as they identify fish, and nekton such as crab and shrimp that they catch using a seine net in the near-shore coastal environment. They wil learn to record these on a data sheet.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour, in partnership with school teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Highlights of this course will be field and classroom investigations to learn how scientists know climate is changing. This course offers a variety of activities for teachers including methods of studying the changing timing of biological events such as tree leaf drop and bud burst, investigations of physical properties of water, and how these properties impact global circulation currents, and reviewing current resources such as web-sites, curriculum and videos to help students understand the complex abstract topics of climate change. Teachers will consider their own impact on the planet, and explore solutions.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Post H.S.

Price:

  • $125 per contact hour. This can be a day long workshop up to a two week long course.

Curriculum Frameworks:

8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity