Coastal Investigations

Salt, sand, and weather extremes can make for a challenging life along the coastline. Come learn how plants and animals have adapted to survive in such a dynamic habitat. Explore the mud flats for crabs, mollusks, and other marine organisms. Learn about the erosive forces that threaten our coastlines and why the protection of salt marshes is so important.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


3, 4, 5


  • Fees:
    1 hour, $7.00/student (min $140)
    1.5 hours, $8.00/student (min $160)
    2 hours, $9.00/student (min $180)
    *Minimum fees based on average of 20 students/class.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

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