Target Group: Middle School
Ocean Literacy Principle: 4,5,6
Students do their own research and monitor seagrass.
Students lay out a transect with the measuring tape and investigate quadrats of seagrass. The activity can be found on page 12 of the Educator's Guide, but you will need the Reference Material as well. For practicing seagrass density estimation and mapping use page 16 and 17 of the Student Guide.
Seagrass area (at least 50m2) in the vicinity, mask and snorkel, booties, pvc quadrats, measuring tape, magnifying glass, worksheets, clipboard, phone with camera and compass