Welcome to an extension of the National Estuarine Research Reserve's (NERR) Estuaries 101 Curriculum. Our goal for this site is to provide 5th-12th grade teachers in-class and outdoor hands-on lessons for their students. Our vision for this project is to take NERR-related science and translate that into relevant, relatable classroom curriculum.

The modules were developed in collaboration among eight (8) National Estuarine Research Reserves (see map below). Each module centers on research being conducted at one (or more) of these Reserves. The modules include Climate Change, Ecosystem Services, and Water Quality. Each module was designed for teachers that want to integrate hands-on interactive lessons into their classrooms. Overall the modules:
  • introduce students to the overall concept and it's underlying issues
  • provide students the opportunity to participate in hands-on relevant research and science
  • provide students opportunities to take part in civic-minded lessons that can be incorporated in their daily lives.

To read more about the science behind these modules visit...
Climate Change Ecosystem Services Water Quality
San Francisco Bay NERR: Mud on the Move

Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR: Planning for Sea Level Rise in the Matanzas Basin
Tijuana River NERR: Temporal Investigations of Marsh Ecosystems (TIME)

Chesapeake Bay NERR MA: Deal Island Marsh and Community Project
Rookery Bay NERR: Planning for the Future of Freshwater in Southwest Florida

Mission-Aransas NERR: Balancing Freshwater Needs in a Changing Landscape

This project is being funded through a NERRS Science Collaborative Transfer Project grant made possible by the University System of New Hampshire.