ERIC Number: ED464822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Oyster Reef Communities in the Chesapeake Bay: A Brief Primer. VORTEX: Virginia's Oyster Reef Teaching EXperience.
Harding, Juliana M.; Mann, Roger; Clark, Vicki P.
This document introduces Virginia's Oyster Reef Teaching EXperience (VORTEX), which is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the importance of oyster reef communities in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The VORTEX program uses field and laboratory experience supported by multimedia instruction. This document presents an overview on the biology of oysters, oyster reefs on the Chesapeake Bay, the characteristics of their habitat, and how citizens can help to the restoration process. (YDS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marine Education, Multimedia Instruction, Problem Solving
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062. Tel: 804-684-7302; Fax: 804-684-7045; Web site: http://www.vims.edu/fish/oyreef/vortex.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.