Guest Speakers: Peter Raymond- PhD Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science;Stephen Gephard: Fish biologist with the CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection; James Prosek: Author of Eel
Field trips to New England Science and Sailing, Hammonasset State Park, Light House Point Beach, area rivers, and area salt marshes, Whitney Water Center: Project Water
Students will create a map of Long Island Sound watershed labeling states, rivers, and oceans.
Students will use Google map to map our watershed and then label the streams and rivers growth and development using “stream order” in order to identify the hierarchy of stream development in the watershed.
Students will create a map of our global water system. Label oceans and water cycle process.
Students will map the migration patterns of the Atlantic salmon and American Eel.
Students will research salt and fresh ecosystems and the marine life that depend on the water quality of the watershed.
Students will read, research, and write about the stages of the life cycles of migratory fish: books, essays, reports, brochures, scripts for plays, podcasts, and slideshows
Students will create an infographic of a migratory fish American Salmon/ American Eel:
Map the migration patterns
Label oceans, rivers, seas, and estuaries
Label States and Countries
Label ocean currents and movement
Illustrate and label life cycle stages at specific locations and ecosystems
Describe habitats and ecosystems – prey predators, abiotic & biotic feature
Illustrate and label environmental hazards and obstacles along the migratory routes.
Write captions to describe and explain concepts.
Students will research, explore, visit, design and restoration projects related to migratory fish.
Students will use resources and state data bases to collect information about the health of Connecticut Rivers: http://www.connecticutriver.us/site/content/sites-list
Students will develop questions, research and identified businesses and industries in the neighborhood that compromise the water quality and life in the watershed, map the area to include waste treatment centers, salt piles, oil containers, metal collection centers, and Ball Island English Station power plant.
Students will then test water for dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, bacteria, salt, and metals to identify point source pollutants. Students will develop a plan to address these problems and meet with local government and business in order to ascertain their help.
Students will research and write fishing policy related to the American Eel population and or Atlantic salmon population.
Students will connect with the global community to create a project for the celebration of World Migration Day 2018, on April 21, 2018. Happy Fish Symbol