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From Seeds to Shoreline
Teacher Professional Development Opportunities
2014 From Seeds to Shoreline Teacher Workshops
Engaging Students in Shoreline Restoration

June 25, 2014 – James Island, SC
June 26, 2014 – Bluffton, SC

June 27, 2014 – Murrells Inlet, SC
"The SC Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the SC Department of Natural Resources and Clemson Extension, will be hosting FREE teacher professional development workshops designed to educate about the salt marsh ecosystem and how they can incorporate the From Seeds to Shoreline project into their classrooms. To learn more about the workshops, please access the informational flyer "here" and register for the workshop "here."
What is "From Seeds to Shoreline"?
Some of South Carolina’s coastline has lost important natural buffers and critical habitat – including the salt marsh ecosystem.
spartina photo
“From Seeds to Shoreline” is a school program that  engages students in restoring Spartina alterniflora, the dominant plant in the salt marsh. Students will participate in hands-on science that addresses SC State Science Standards, serves our coastal community and emphasizes environmental stewardship.  

Students will learn about the importance of salt marsh ecosystems and actively contribute to all steps in the restoration process: seed collection, germination, cultivation and planting Spartina on the shoreline. Students will learn science, be exposed to careers and help their community!

Who Can Participate?
Any K-12 South Carolina school.  

What is the Cost?

Deadline to Apply:  May 5, 2014

To Get More Information Contact:
Elizabeth Vernon (E.V.) Bell
Marine Education Specialist
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

The Four Seasons Timeline:
This is the basic maintenance schedule for the growing and planting of Spartina alterniflora


Collect and store Spartina seeds

Plant Spartina seeds at school

Maintenance of young seedlings

Monitor Restoration site's progress


Transport seeds to greenhouses*

Identify restoration site



Restoration Day!


*Some funding is available for greenhouses to be built on school grounds.
Otherwise, seedlings will be placed in the Clemson Research Station greenhouse.

Seeds to Shoreline Google Map coming soon! Check back for this cool feature.

Last updated: 3/19/2014 2:36:11 PM
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