Introduction to Marsh Ecology

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Compare and contrast the characteristics of fresh and salt water marshes. After exploring the typical plants and animals found in each marsh type, participants use a set of flash cards to sort into fresh and salt water marsh life. Their exploration continues as they consider the impact of invasive species on the ecology of each marsh.

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Instructional Ideas
  • At the conclusion of the lesson, have pupils write lingering questions on an exit card
  • Make colored copies of the marsh cards and laminate them for repeated use
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes learners are familiar with Phragmites
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