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Activity 1: Experiential learning: field trips and visiting scientist (Melissa Miller, senior wildlife veterinarian at the Department of Fish and Wildlife) who will discuss the inland and ocean factors which affect the health of sea otters and their population status. She will also highlight how the sea otter is a sentinel species which brings awareness to the overall health and vitality of both inland and ocean ecosystems.  ...

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Purpose:  Having experienced two field trips, i.e., exploring both wetlands and oceans (Activity 1), students are now in a position to compare and contrast the biodiversity of these two ecosystems using a graphic organizer (Venn diagram).  Once students have made this comparison/contrast, they will become aware of how another ecosystem (estuaries), overlap between wetlands and oceans in both biotic and abiotic characteristics.  Note:...

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estuary – A partially closed coastal body of water where freshwater and saltwater mix; Elkhorn Slough is a seasonal estuary due to the seasonality of rainfall and runoff.  Also, there are freshwater estuaries where, for example, lake and river water mix. http://www.elkhornslough.org/education/teachers/teacher_resources.htm   PDF...

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Take Action:  Protect the Oceans!  I pledge to protect the oceans by committing to do the following: 1. ______________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________ PDF...

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