Compiled by Stephanie Letourneau.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Students will learn about thin-layer placement restoration techniques by using data from the first year of a plot-based thin-layer restoration science project being conducted by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA). In groups, students will analyze images of vegetation plots exposed to different treatments and decide which is performing best and could be used as a possible restoration technique to combat sea level rise in the marsh. Students will also interpret graphs of vegetation percent cover, and use classroom discussion to come to a conclusion using critical thinking.
Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, marshes, sea level rise, scientific method
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Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia. (2019) Mitigating Marshes Against Sea Level Rise: Thin-Layer Placement Experiment. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. doi: 10.25773/kqp4-0532