Healthy Harbors – LEAP for Education

Students in the Salem Public Schools learned about what makes a healthy ecosystem during a summer service-learning program. In partnership with Salem Sound Coastwatch, they learned about problems in the Salem Harbors ecosystem specifically on its eelgrass.  They decided that many of the problems related to negative human impact on the harbor.  They ended up coming up with multiple solutions around the following topics: Boating & Recreation, Storm Water Runoff, Invasive Species, Excess Nutrients and Habitat Loss.

Click to watch the slideshow of the Teacher’s Presentation: