Monitoring and Assessment of Tidal Creeks near Charleston, SC
Judy Reeves, ARMADA Master Teacher
- Graff, L. and Middleton, J. 2001. Wetlands and Fish: Catch the Link. Silver Spring, MD: NOAA National Marine Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation. 48 pp.
A good resource for any teacher wanting to do a lesson or unit on wetlands as nursery habitat, as it explores all regions of the U.S. The background information is brief but sufficient, and each habitat includes typical species of fish, case studies, and conservation tips.
- Grand Bay Estuarine Research Reserve. Selected Plants of Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. 112 pp.
A guide to different habitats of the reserve and refuge including pine savannahs, salt marshes, freshwater marshes, and swamps and sloughs, with a discussion of invasive species. The pictures, descriptions, and habitats of the plants are excellent for our area.
- Keener-Chavis, P. and Sautter, L. 2002. Of Sand and Sea. Charleston, SC: S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. 84 pp.
A quick primer of marine science for students or adults who are interested; it doesn't require a heavy science background to understand (or to use the material for lessons for a class of students). It's concise and well-written, with a good dose of conservation ethic at the end.
- Mullins, M. 1999. Our Water, Our Future. Mobile, AL: OSI Printing. 64 pp.
A resource book about the Mobile Bay and Delta compiled by the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program. A mixture of Mobile Delta history, pictures, current research, and educational material, it's suitable and interesting for children and adults. We use it in Environmental Science and Marine Science classes.
- Niering, W.1985. Wetlands. New York, NY:Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 640 pp.
The Audubon Society guide to wetlands, a terrific resource with great pictures and descriptions.
- Project WILD, Project Aquatic WILD, Project WET, Project Learning Tree, WOW: Wonders of Wetlands, Ranger Rick's Wading into Wetlands
All resources for teachers with background information, activities, labs, and projects. All super. All adaptable for all grades.
- Discovering Alabama: Alabama Rivers. Video and teacher's guide. Alabama Public Television. 2003
Discovering Alabama: Alabama Wetlands. Video and teacher's guide. Alabama Public Television. 2003
Discovering Alabama is a series of 30-minute videos about Alabama waterways, habitats, and resources, including plants and animals. They are wonderful! I have about 30 of them and use them in my classes all the time.
- What's An Estuary? Now You Know. CD. EcoVision 2003.
Only 8 minutes long, one of those conference freebies. Great photography and information on nature and functions of estuaries.