Plunge into the saltmarsh and discover what plants and animals call this productive ecosystem home. Students will learn about the energy flow and importance of the saltmarsh ecosystem in coastal areas. After investigating the saltmarsh students have the opportunity to take the “productivity plunge” in the mud pit.
- Use observations to come up with a definition of a wetland
- Journal to help understand and define different marsh habitat zones
- Examine different factors contributing to ecological importance of a salt marsh
- Describe the pathways of energy and matter in a marsh ecosystem