Salt Marsh Science Project Resources & Links
Middle & High School Students
This curriculum includes classroom activities, identification sheets, and a dichotomous key for identifying salt marsh plants. It also provides data sheets for salt marsh field trips. Mass Audubon is pleased to offer these tried-and-true methods for studying Phragmites, vegetation, fish, and salinity in salt marshes!
During 2015 Mass Audubon’s Salt Marsh Science Project (SMS) and Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) began involvement via our Schoolyard K-12 education program with the Michigan State University NSF sponsored Data Nuggets activity. Data Nuggets are created to bring real data from current and ongoing research into the classroom and take students through the process of science, from the inception of ideas to the analysis and interpretation of data.
Examples and links to PIE LTER Schoolyard K-12 education program associated Data Nuggets.
Additional Data Nuggets Based on Great Marsh Research
* Based on SMS Student Data.