Ecosystem Health: Checking the Vital Signs of a Maine Watershed

How healthy are your local ecosystems? Students use a variety of health indicators to investigate and assess the health of a local upland, freshwater, or coastal system. They share conclusions and fresh ideas with local planners and resource managers in their communities, and report their findings more broadly to the scientific community through the Vital Signs website.

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Grade Level: 
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
How should others reference your work?: 
vitalteach, "Ecosystem Health: Checking the Vital Signs of a Maine Watershed," Vital Signs Program, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, April 2011
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