Salt Marsh Science Project- High School

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


9, 10, 11, 12


  • 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

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