ERIC Number: ED370803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Padilla Bay: The Estuary Guide. Level 1. Publication No. 93-108.
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Washington is managed by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Coastal Zone management Program. This guide is designed for primary teachers to complement a visit to the reserve and is a useful resource to teach about estuaries, shorelands, and coastal resources. Activities are divided into four sections. In the first section, five pre-trip activities introduce students to estuaries, describe different habitats within the estuary, familiarize students with birds found in estuaries, and have students observe differences between fresh and salt water habitats. On-site materials in the second section include information to parents, a map of the park, a scavenger hunt, and beach etiquette. The third section includes 22 post-trip activities involving plant and animal life in the estuary. A resources section contains lists of 11 children's books, 2 magazines, 7 reference books, 5 related curricula, 7 additional places to visit, 2 organizations, and a road map. (MDH)
Descriptors: Animals, Class Activities, Environmental Education, Estuaries, Field Trips, Marine Biology, Plants (Botany), Primary Education, Teaching Guides
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Breazeale Interpretive Center, 1043 Bay View-Edison Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. Office of Coastal Zone Management.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Olympia.