Score One for the Estuaries

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In this activity, students focus on how everyone is responsible for protecting and maintaining the health of estuaries. The students read stories about three students from Oregon, Alaska, and Alabama who experienced the 2010 Gulf oil spill, either directly or indirectly, to identify how these students decided to take action to help protect local waterways or estuaries. Students then read about different reserve system stewardship projects around the country and choose one project to promote with an original student-written and designed brochure. To create this brochure, they will use a planning worksheet to map out (and hopefully carry out) their own stewardship project for a nearby estuary or wetland.

This activity has three parts:

  1. Student Stewards
  2. Stewardship and NERRS
  3. What Can You Do?

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Score One for the Estuaries: Supporting Resources

Restoring the Estuary