California Sea Grant College Program
Assessing Sanctuary Shorelines: A Role for High School Students in Resource Management
- Author(s): Pearse, John
- et al.
The goal of this project is to develop a set of protocols for monitoring marine organisms living in the rocky intertidal habitats of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, an area that stretches from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco. What distinguishes this project, called the Seymour Intertidal Monitoring Program, from others is that it is being designed to be carried out by high school students—not just as a learning experience for their benefit but also as a real contribution to professional science.