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Discovery of Estuarian Environments DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site has been created by the University of Rhode Island's Office of Marine Programs as part of the Narragansett Bay Commission's Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) project. The site serves as a portal to find large quantities of information about the Narragansett Bay Estuarian Region. The Teacher Resource Section contains suggested classroom activities, which span grades K-12. It includes sections on estuarine science, policy and management, history and culture, and a virtual field trip.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001. University of Rhode Island, Kingston. Images and material from this web site may not be reproduced or used in any form without express written permission of the Office of Marine Programs. Images from the Virtual Field Trip and Slide Show are expressly copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used in any form under any conditions. Material not in the Virtual Field Trip and Slide Show may be used for educational purposes only, provided original copyrights and credits accompany all materials.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-316
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Gail Scowcroft
University of Rhode Island - Graduate School of Oceanography