|Galilee Salt Marsh|
Now that you have completed your virtual field trip to the Galilee Salt Marsh:
- Can you name 3 creatures that live in the lower marsh?
- Can you name 3 creatures that live in the higher marsh?
- Can you name 3 creatures that live on the marsh border?
- Name a plant in the lower marsh.
- What was the salinity of the water in most of the marsh?
- Name 2 fish populations that are being monitored by U.R.I. researchers.
- Name 2 organisms and their unique adaptations to living in the salt marsh.
- List 3 of the most important pieces of equipment you need to study the salt marsh.
- Name 3 items of gear you need to bring or wear.
- Name 3 ways the land surrounding this marsh is being used.
- How might this use of the land affect the marsh?
- Name 2 ways salt marshes have historically been used by native people and colonists.
- Name 3 reasons why salt marshes are so important to the environment.
- How did the glaciers affect the formation of the salt marshes
Identify these items and tell what important facts each tells about the Salt Marsh.(Each item is put in a box or container and pulled out for the students to discuss.)
- a little pillow (resting place for birds and animals)
- a sponge (aids in flood control)
- a piece of soap/box of detergent (cleans or filters out pollutants)
- a doll's cradle (nursery for fish, shellfish, birds, etc.)
- a kitchen sieve (filters out pollutants)
- small box of cereal (food for coastal animals)
- a wire whisk (place where salt and fresh water mix)