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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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VA SEA 2021 Lesson Plans


Grades: 6-12 Subjects: Life Science

This lesson guides students through an investigation of the migratory patterns of blue crabs, their life stages, ecosystem use by life stage, harvest, and human impacts to their population.


doi: 10.25773/p7my-kd87


Secondary Education, Lesson Plans

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The 2020-21 VA SEA project was made possible through funding from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Margaret Davidson Fellowship Program which supports graduate students in partnership with research reserves where fieldwork, research, and community engagement come together. VA SEA is currently supported by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program.

VASEA21_MigratingCrabs_Schneider.pptx (127519 kB)

VASEA21Video_SchneiderDemo.mp4 (91386 kB)
Video discussing lesson plan



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