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ERIC Number: EJ1147547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Down by the Bay
Allison, Elizabeth; Tunks, Karyn; Hardman, Kacie
Science and Children, v54 n7 p29-33 Mar 2017
The Pelican's Nest, located near Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, is a science center supported by a local educational foundation. Programs are geared toward marine wildlife and the coastal habitat with an emphasis on hands-on learning for students in grades K-6. The director of the science center conducts daily classroom labs and discovery trips to the bay with students from the surrounding area. This article describes an indoor/outdoor experience entitled "Down by the Bay." Second-grade students explored water salinity and various species of marine organisms that exist in the local ecosystems. Through experiences such as this in their community and at school, students gain a deeper understanding of Mobile Bay, its wildlife, and their impact on the environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A