This resource is a 6-minute video that discusses the roles that oysters and oyster reefs perform in protecting coastlines from erosion, filtering water, and generally promoting ecosystem health. However, over the past few decades, oyster populations have been in decline. This resource presents strategies for protecting and reintroduction oysters, and is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.4.9-12 Analyze relationships and interactions within and between human and physical systems to explain reciprocal influences that occur among them.