Rivers to Reefs is a teacher professional development workshop experience following the Altamaha River watershed for a week long immersive learning opportunity or day cruise aboard the UNOLS research vessel SAVANNAH, led by instructors from Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Cathy Sakas) and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
This year, participants will join us for a full day cruise on June 24th to explore the brackish coastal waters of the Wilmington River, sample water and trawl for organisms in the sound, explore the marsh and estuarine ecology, and sail out to open Atlantic Ocean waters to discover the near-shore, live bottom seafloor habitats of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
This single day workshop provides a holistic view of aquatic ecosystems by infusing mathematics (water quality analysis), chemistry (water quality testing), marine biology (flora and fauna), social studies (coastal cultures and watershed connections), with remote sensing technologies and hands-on projects throughout the experience.
Funding for Rivers to Reefs ship time provided by the National Science Foundation. To sponsor future opportunities for teacher professional development, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.