Populations: Links for Teachers

Estuaries 101: Dissolved Oxygen in an Estuary

In this activity students learn about dissolved oxygen (DO) and its effects on life. They analyze data gathered from water quality sensors in Narragansett Bay, RI, observing how DO and chlorophyll change from the surface to the bottom of an estuary, and consider the relationships between DO and temperature.
http://estuaries.gov/estuaries101/Doc/PDF/PS2_DO.pdf

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials

Estuaries 101: Biodiversity in an Estuary

In this activity students investigate the incredible biodiversity that exists in estuaries. They explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve using Google Earth and produce a biodiversity concept map and individual organism profile.
http://estuaries.gov/estuaries101/Doc/PDF/LS3_BiodiversityEstuary.pdf

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials

International Brant Monitoring Project

The International Brant Monitoring Project was developed to monitor the migration of a small sea goose, the Brant, along the Pacific Coast Flyway and allow participants to gain an understanding of the importance of local ecosystems in relation to global environmental health. There is a comprehensive classroom curriculum, and links to other wildlife projects. The Brant Monitoring Project allows students to participate in an on-going international, cultural, and scientific exchange of information about the Brant Geese with schools in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, and Baja, Mexico.
http://www.padillabay.gov/brant/index.html

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