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This lesson on ocean acidification was created by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition for homeschoolers, environmental educators, and those interested in engaging in learning more about what ocean acidification is.
The project was created with a subgrant from the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange.
The project is not restricted to particular grade levels so that the educators will have flexibility using the resources to educate themselves and then create their own activities based on the information provided in the lesson. This is a tool to help enhance curriculum materials and modules focused on teaching about climate change, climate action, ocean acidification, and ocean. Although the lesson was assembled for the Southeast where the Gullah/Geechee Nation is located, many of the components are universal and can be used in other regions.
Enjoy the journey to the ocean and may we bring in more healing tides to our shores.
Text Source: www.oainfoexchange.org
How to Measure OA
Monitoring for OA can tell us how the ocean is changing in response to climate change and how this may impact marine life, coastal communities and local economies.
Some areas will experience more rapid change than others and the more we know, the better we can respond.
Get a better understanding of the parameters needed to measure OA.
This download can help you decide which variables you may want to measure.
Source: OA Alliance
This lesson is designed for undergraduates in introductory-level biology, marine biology, environmental chemistry, and oceanography courses. The activities introduce students to ocean acidification relationships associated with diel fluctuations in pH in benthic habitats like seagrass and sand. The lesson also correlates reductions in seawater pH to the reproductive success of a commercially important species, the Florida stone crab.
Source: The Oceanography Society