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Diving into Oregon's Kelp Forests

Workshop for Gr 6-8 educators

Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This free workshop from the Oregon Coast Aquarium will provide resources to conduct hands on investigations of kelp forest ecosystems with students.


Description: Though invisible to people without the aid of a boat or SCUBA gear, kelp forests are a dominant ecosystem along much of Oregon’s coastline. These “underwater forests” provide food and shelter to thousands of species, and resources that people use every day.

This FREE interactive workshop will give you a close look at this incredible ecosystem, while also preparing you to lead hands-on investigations with your students to answer the following questions:

  • How do living and nonliving factors interact in a kelp forest?

  • How have Oregon’s kelp forests changed over time?

  • How do people explore and care for Oregon’s kelp forests?

The accompanying curriculum packet will include step-by-step guidance for introductory and wrap-up activities, three hands-on student investigations, background information, and additional resources.

Participants will also have access to follow-up opportunities, including live video chats with Oregon Coast Aquarium scientists and ongoing support from the School Liaison.

Questions? Contact Sara Roberts at sara.shawroberts@aquarium.org

Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Sara Shaw Roberts
sara.shawroberts at aquarium.org
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