School Program - Grades 2-4: Seaweed, Oh Seaweed!

School Program - Grades 2-4: Seaweed, Oh Seaweed!

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Students will learn about different marine algae, aka ‘seaweed’, with consideration of their place and importance in the marine ecosystem. Includes hands-on opportunities and demonstrations in the wet lab and on the beach as weather and season permit. Students will examine available local seaweeds, looking at their different parts; life stages including basic reproductive strategies; as well as harvesting and uses by humans. Students will get to sample dried seaweed, as well as have opportunity to take part in a blindfolded taste test of products that incorporate seaweeds.

Note: This program is best in the summer/fall when several important species of seaweed are easier to obtain. 

Duration: 60 minutes

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