7th Grade Salt Marsh Science Project

LEARNING ABOUT Rockport’s salt marsh

Students participate in an authentic, on-going scientific study of the Saratoga Creek Salt Marsh. They observe, measure and collect data about the invasive plant species fragmities at three different locations in the marsh, in conjunction with Mass Audubon’s Salt Marsh Science Project. Goal of the project is to learn about and protect the nature of Rockport’s salt marsh ecosystem by engaging students and their communities in salt marsh exploration and data collecting activities that combine educational initiatives with a strong conservation message.

I heard this from several students after we completed the field trip: “I didn't know the marsh was so important to wildlife - we really need to work to preserve it.” - Bob Allia, RMS science teacher