Wetlands are vital components of coastal ecosystems. They serve as filters for pollution, provide wildlife habitat, are havens for biodiversity, and are special places for human recreation and reflection.
In the Urban Ecology Lab, students use marsh models to learn about the various roles that wetlands play in our urban environment and why wetlands are important to each of us. Then groups of students, equipped with digital cameras, head outside to investigate the Crissy Field marsh and dune system during an exciting game of marsh bingo.
In the Arts Workshop, students express their new knowledge of wetlands through a creative art project.
The best months for Crissy Field Marsh investigation are February, March, April, and May.
3 hours, Grades 2, 3.