ERIC Number: ED265042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Estuaries and Tidal Marshes. Habitat Pac.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Urban Wildlife, Columbia, MD.
This educational packet consists of an overview, three lesson plans, student data sheets, and a poster. The overview examines estuaries and tidal or salt marshes by discussing the plants and animals in these habitats, marsh productivity, benefits and management of the habitats, historical aspects, and development and pollution. A glossary and list of reference materials are included. The lesson plans provide a statement of purpose, a list of learning outcomes, instructional strategies (including those related to student data sheets), a list of materials needed, and a quiz. The lessons focus on: (1) the influence of tides on the habitats; (2) productivity and recreational values of tidal marshes and estuaries; and (3) how estuaries function as "nutrient traps." The two-sided poster shows (on side 1) the plants and animals that live in the various zones of a salt marsh and (on side 2) a gallery of estuarine species and products that are important to commercial and sport fishing in the United States. An additional student sheet is also included with a "hidden animal puzzle" on one side and a poem which depicts the salt marsh experience on the other side. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: EXXON Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.; National Inst. for Urban Wildlife, Columbia, MD.