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Overview:
Shellfish like oysters and clams are an important part of Washington State native traditions, the economy and coastal ecosystems. Shellfish have faced and continue to face many challenges including overfarming, pollution and ocean acidification. Shellfish also have an important role in addressing these challenges because of their ability to provide habitat for other species and filter pollutants, bacteria and excess nutrients from the water.In this unit students learn about the stakeholders, history, economics and cultural importance of shellfish in the Puget Sound/Salish Sea regions. Then they learn about how shellfish interact with their environment and their importance in local ecosystems. Finally they learn about some of the current environmental challenges and some solutions linked to shellfish. They will create a persuasive product from the viewpoint of one of the stakeholder groups. They should argue from evidence why shellfish are important to that group and what should be done with shellfish in the future. 
Subject:
Environmental Science, U.S. History, Life Science, Physical Science, Social Science
Level:
Middle School
Material Type:
Unit of Study
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Date Added:
06/07/2021
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs

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Georgia Boatman on Mar 24, 06:31pm

I found the best way to navigate this unit to be downloading the PDF or Word versions. The organization found in those documents is very helpful for teachers.

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