Wetland Ecology for Teachers
BIOL 778, Summer I
June 14-July 8, 1999
Science Room 102
Instructor(s): Sharon Gilman and several guests
Office: Center Trailer (next to greenhouse)
Office Hours: after class each day
Phone: 349-2248(w), 365-5547(h)
Web Page: http://www.coastal.edu/science/biology/sgilman/bio778
Text: Niering, W.A. 1997. Wetlands. Alfred A.Knopf: New York. 639p. There will also be notes and links on the web page and handouts as needed.
1. To increase teacher-participants general knowledge of wetland habitats.
2. To introduce teacher-participant to the possibilities of exploring wetlands with their classes.
3. To increase the ability of the teacher-participant to critique and adapt available laboratory and field activities.
4. To increase the ability of the teacher-participant to develop original classroom modules.
This class is not targeted toward any specific grade level but is designed to teachthe teacher about wetlands so that they become more comfortable with teaching the subject. It is expected that assignments will reflect the grade level at which each teacher typically works.
Your grade will be on a percentage scale based on the following:
Total points available: 175
(175-158 = A; 157-140 = B; 139-123 = C; 122-105 = D; <105 = failing)
|June14||What is a wetland?||Modeling Wetlands|
|June15||Types of Wetlands||Wetland Identification|
|June16||Hydrology/Soils||Soils and stuff|
|June17||Activity #1 due; Field Trip||SC Wetland: Playcard Env. Ed. Center|
|June21||Quiz 1; Plants and Adaptations||Know your plants, Delineation|
|June22||Animals and Adaptations||Animal/Plant Adaptations|
|June23||Field Trip||SC Wetland: River marsh
(Dr. Eric Pauley)
|June24||Activity #2 due; Primary Productivity||Estimating Production in a Wetland|
|June28||Quiz 2; The food web in a wetland||Webs and Pyramids|
|June29||Round and Round: Biochemical Cycles||Nutrients or Nuisances?|
|June30||Biodiversity, Endangered Species, so what?||Pieces of the Puzzle|
|July 1||Activity #3 due; Field Trip||SC Wetland: Carolina Bay
(Dr. Joe Pinson)
|July 5||Quiz #3, Methods and Issues of Protection||Public Forum|
|July 6||Wetland Protection: What if its your land? Laws.||The River Project|
|July 7||Field Trip||SC Wetland: Saltmarsh|
|July 8||Quiz 4, Module due||Module discussion, wrap-up|