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Looking Upwards: Greenroofing & Rooftop Gardening (4-8)
Activity exploring the role of greenroofing and rooftop gardening in contemporary architectural design. Students conduct collaborative research to learn about the history, process, science, and environmental impact of greenroofing.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Looking Upwards: Greenroofing & Rooftop Gardening (9-12)
Activity exploring the role of greenroofing and rooftop gardening in contemporary architectural design. Students conduct collaborative research to learn about the history, process, science, and environmental impact of greenroofing.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Mangal Cay Virtual Mangrove Trail
Website features an interactive map of a Caribbean mangrove island. Students follow a winding path to learn what mangroves are, where they are found, and why people work to protect them. Bilingual English/ Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Mangroves and Seagrass Communities: Biological Studies at Galeta Island, Panama
Webinar in which Stanley Heckadon of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute discusses an intense study of the biological effects of a major oil spill.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Marine Invasions Citizen Science
Information on volunteering for the Marine Invasions Research Lab and participating in invasive species watch projects as citizen scientists along the East and West coasts. These projects help capture and identify the distribution of  invasive species. Includes a link to the national database of marine invasions.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Marsh Explorations
Field trip program at SERC’s Maryland location. Two-mile hike through forest and marsh. Discusses nutrient pollution, field research, watershed topography, and marsh ages. Activities along the hike provide additional hands-on learning opportunities.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Mobile Ecology Lab
Website describes SERC's Mobile Ecology Lab programs, which bring Smithsonian researchers into the classroom where they address current issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Students are encouraged to make observations and collect data whenever possible. Programs align with state standards, and all can be tailored to meet the needs of teachers, students, and specific groups.
Provider: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
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Grade(s): All grades
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Ocean Conservation: Strategies
This website is devoted to strategies for improving ocean fitness and health. Learn about ongoing efforts involving marine sanctuaries, bioacoustics, and algae blooms. Learn, too, about what you can do to help.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Ocean Conservation: Threats
On this webpage, find links to essays and pictures documenting the threats to ocean ecosystems. Learn how trash, industrial development, acid seas, polar warming, overfishing, and invasive species affect habitats and reflect climate change.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Ocean Portal
Website inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s oceans. Here you can find comprehensive information and resources, including ocean news, photo essays, videos, ocean blog, research updates, articles, species entries in the encyclopedia of life, connected stories and websites by category, podcasts, articles and interactives on marine evolution throughout time, articles on current conservation issues and initiatives, and an educators section.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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