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exploring nature

 

nature bingo

GRADE LEVEL:

kindergarten - 2nd

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Explore the nature in your neighborhood while playing Captain Trash Wheel's BINGO game! Explorers will look for plants, critters, and other items in nature (like animal tracks) and try to get "five in a row" (just like regular BINGO) or try to find all the nature items as an extra challenge.

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dredging &

habitat restoration

 

build an island

GRADE LEVEL:

TBD

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Do you love turtles and building structures? Then become an engineer for the day-- you'll learn how to build your own Chesapeake Bay island and about diamondback terrapins that live on islands like these.

map-tivity: poplar island

GRADE LEVEL:

9th - 12th

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

How has human activity shaped change to the islands in the Chesapeake Bay? Can lost islands be restored? In this lesson students will use project-based group learning to examine the history of Poplar Island from a thriving small community to a vanishing habitat to the successful ecological restoration project you see today.

sediment to solution brainquest

GRADE LEVEL:

3rd - 8th

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Get the scoop on... well, dirt! (We promise, it's pretty cool). In this activity students will watch a short video about dredging and use their new-found knowledge to answer questions about shipping and sediment.

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maryland birds

 

eagle expedition

GRADE LEVEL:

3rd - 5th

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Imagine what life would be like as a Bald Eagle! Would it be easy to survive, or would there be challenges? In this interactive game students pretend to live like eagles and learn about how wildlife conservation efforts have helped eagles. This lesson can be paired with a short distance learning presentation from MES' educators.

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diamondback terrapins

 

terrapin coloring pages

GRADE LEVEL:

kindergarten - 2nd

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Get creative while coloring! Enjoy a series of coloring pages featuring Maryland's favorite turtle.

terrapin travels

GRADE LEVEL:

3rd - 5th

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Imagine what life would be like as a diamondback terrapin! Would it be easy to survive or would there be challenges? In this interactive game students pretend to live like terrapins and learn about how human actions and natural forces shape the survival of Maryland's state reptile. This lesson can be paired with a short distance learning presentation from MES' educators and terrapin ambassadors.

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trash wheels

 

captain trash wheel coloring pages

GRADE LEVEL:

kindergarten - 2nd

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

Get creative while coloring! Enjoy a series of coloring pages featuring Captain Trash Wheel, the trash-gobbling machine who lives at Masonville Cove.

how do trash wheels work

GRADE LEVEL:

3rd - 8th

NGSS ALIGNMENT:

coming soon

How exactly does a trash wheel work? In this interactive e-learning module, students will learn how the different parts of a trash wheel fit together to make trash wheels function and try their hand at trash wheel trivia. This lesson includes extension activities in STEM (designing a trash wheel) and environmental science (thinking critically about runoff into local waterways).