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Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

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  • Dr. Meagan Eagle Gonneea, Research Physical Scientist, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, USGS
  • Dr. Anne Giblin, Director, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory

 Please note:

This workshop will take place at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), 131 Waquoit Highway, East Falmouth, MA 02536


The Woods Hole Sea Grant Program, WHOI Information Office, and WHOI Academic Programs Office offer "Topics in Oceanography" professional development workshops for high school and middle school teachers, held twice a year.  Teachers get to hear about current research directly from the scientists, experience either the lab or field, sample some classroom activities, and discuss how to integrate their new knowledge into their curriculum.

Breakfast, lunch, thumb drives, hands-on activities, and PDP certificates provided.

For this workshop, we are collaborating with the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) to bring you Woods Hole scientists who are conducting cutting-edge research at the Reserve.  The workshop will take place at WBNERR, 131 Waquoit Highway, East Falmouth, MA 02536.

Topics covered in this workshop will show the relationship between salt marches, climate change, nitrogen pollution and the economic value of salt marshes as carbon sinks.  You will hear from two researchers about their critical research, try out some demonstrations from the “Bringing Wetlands to Market” Curriculum, and visit the salt marsh research site at South Cape Beach.

Fee $30



Grace Simpkins,

Tentative Workshop Agenda

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

8:45-9:15 Arrive at WBNERR

Breakfast: pastries, coffee, juice, water

9:15-9:30 -- Introduction to WHOI, Woods Hole Sea Grant, and WBNERR - Grace Simpkins, WHSG Educator and Joan Muller, WBNERR Education Coordinator

9:30-10:30 -- Presentation by Anne Giblin, Marine Biological Laboratory

10:30-10:45 -- Break

10:45-11:45 -- Presentation by Meagan Eagle Gonneea, U.S. Geological Survey

Approx. 11:45 – 1 -- LUNCH, inside or outside (includes some time to explore the Visitor Center)

1-1:20 -- Split into 2 groups and proceed to afternoon sessions

1:20-2:20 -- Afternoon session 1:  Explore the salt marsh at South Cape Beach with Meagan Eagle Gonneea OR Sample activities from the "Bringing Wetlands to Market" curriculum with Joan Muller

2:20-2:40 -- Groups will swap locations

2:40-3:40 -- Afternoon session 2:  Salt Marsh or Curriculum

4 -- Get your PD certificate and head home