This program provides a fieldwork experience designed to link directly to the AP Environmental Science curriculum. Students collect water samples in the inner and outer harbor. They test for dissolved oxygen, pH, carbon dioxide and other variables, compare the findings in the two locations and discuss the results. For many students, the highlight is getting muddy as they examine a biodredge sample for crabs, mollusks, sponges and other organisms to determine species richness. Disembark at the end of the program with data you have collected and ideas for analysis back in your classroom.
This project meets Next Generation Science Standards ESS3-4, LS2-2, LS2-7.
Information on how to access this in-person resource is available at the Maritime Aquarium website.