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Marine Algae Lesson


This activity lesson aims to introduce 4-6th grade students to marine algae, or seaweed, and was developed for Kids in Nature visits to Coal Oil Point Reserve, but can be adapted to any shoreline with beach wrack or to older audiences. Students learn to classify algae and learn the role of seaweed in marine and intertidal ecosystems. The Kids in Nature (KIN) Environmental Education Program promotes the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California by providing quality environmental science education and experiences through place-based field trips, mentored by UC students in the Nature and Science Education Practicum, utilizing hands-on activities to bring K-12 students outdoors and to UCSB. The Kids in Nature program is supported by the UCSB Coastal FundUCSB Office of Education Partnerships Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program and the Mosher Foundation.

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