Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Subjects: Earth Science | Environmental Science | Oceanography
Students will work in groups to survey a mock, locally relevant, marsh habitat that includes dominant plant community types. Students will use elevation data to construct and interpret a profile of the mock landscape. Students will understand local vegetative species found in each marsh zone, and how sea level rise may impact the marsh habitat. Students will be able to interpret elevation and elevation changes in a real world, hands-on example.
Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, sea level rise
Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia. (2014) Examining Sea Level Rise Scenarios Through Mock Marsh Transects. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. doi: 10.25773/z3y1-kw71