WANTED! Watershed Awareness Needs Timely Experiments & Data
Students will study true historical events that led to the decline of different marine species. Students will discuss and analyze stories to see the need and importance of environmental monitoring and scientific ocean observation and data collection. This is even more critical as marine groups are impacted with climate variability and changes in the physical environment. Students will explore current tools and technology to monitor and acquire scientific data about the ocean. They will investigate the connections between the living organisms and the physical marine environment. They will review the historical events and describe monitoring and measurements that they would have wanted that could have resulted in a sustainable harvest of these species.
Authors: Beth Trowbridge, Sheryl Sotelo; EARTH 2011