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TIDES Curriculum​

TIDES is a draft curriculum developed by the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve to assist middle school (grades 6-8) students and teachers in the investigation and discovery of estuaries and their connection to watersheds and the ocean.

The TIDES curriculum is designed to encourage classes to explore the rich and diverse estuaries of Oregon and Northern California (the lower Columbian bio-geographic region), to understand the importance of these extremely productive and highly impacted ecosystems, and to share their findings with South Slough and their community.

Classroom-based activities 

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Field & lab study activities 
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Professional review of the TIDES curriculum 

This review constitutes the first time that professional educators have been asked to provide feedback on the TIDES curriculum in a formal, written fashion. Information from this formative evaluation will be used to improve the activities, address gaps, make corrections, and create a curriculum that can be practically field tested and further refined. The goal of this project is to develop a set of activities and resources that is useful to and used by classroom teachers and their students to further their understanding of estuaries and related coastal environments. 

Thank you for your willingness to review and comment on the new TIDES curriculum being developed by South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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