In the Grass, On the Reef

Learning to Build a Salt Marsh with Grasses in Classes

Clip: Season 6 | 5m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and AmeriCorps start with a premise to foster appreciation for coastal ecosystems like oyster reefs, seagrass beds, and salt marshes. They go into the schools, but go beyond lesson plans and worksheets. These kids grow smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), the foundation species of a coastal salt marsh, in their classrooms. Then plant it in Choctawhatchee Bay.

Aired: 07/01/13

Rating: NR

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In the Grass, On the Reef is a local public television program presented by WFSU.