S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

From Seeds to Shoreline

Engaging K-12 Students in Salt Marsh Restoration

From Seeds to Shoreline® (S2S) is South Carolina’s only salt marsh restoration program designed for K – 12 students and teachers. This year-long program engages participating schools with cultivating and transplanting Spartina alterniflora (smooth cord grass) to designated areas along the state’s coastline.

By getting your school involved in the S2S program, your students will not only learn about the importance of this critical coastal ecosystem, but they help to actively restore areas of salt marsh. There’s no better way to learn, serve our local communities, and have fun in the process!

The program was launched by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in 2011 in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Clemson University Cooperative Extension and serves K-12 students and teachers from across the state.

About the Taxonomy of Spartina

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium understands that Spartina alterniflora (smooth cord grass) is taxonomically classified under the genus Sporobolus. Due to its recognition as a distinct subgenus by the scientific community as well as its presence in common nomenclature, the Consortium refers to smooth cord grass as Spartina throughout our website and within our associated publications and products.


Please contact E.V. Bell, Marine Education Specialist, at elizabeth.bell@scseagrant.org.