Teacher Activity A: What is the ecological role of an estuary?
In this investigation, students will examine some of the characteristics of the estuary at Old Woman Creek, near Huron, Ohio. The things students learn about this estuary will illustrate the importance of estuaries worldwide.
Teacher Activity B: How do estuaries impact nutrients entering a lake?
Students analyze a map and data to learn how estuaries affect nutrient levels as water enters a lake. They make predictions about how the effects of climate change might affect an estuary’s ability to improve water quality.