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Fishing For Answers in an Urban Estuary is designed to teach school-age children in grades 4 to 8 about the unique natural and historical features of the Newark Bay Complex, the importance of the estuary from economic and ecological perspectives and their role in maintaining the balance between human need and environmental protection.

There is a great variance in the public's understanding of estuary dynamics and how residential and commercial activities impact its health. To help teachers and students understand this dynamic more richly, it is feasible to explore concepts and develop skills in the sciences, social studies, the arts and math with an environment-based focus. Exposure to issues surrounding the estuary will direct learners to apply their knowledge and creativity toward managing and caring for the environment in addition to minimizing impacts on human health.

 


 Fishing For Answers in an Urban Estuary
   
COVER AND INTRODUCTION - COVER, TABLE OF CONTENTS, INTRODUCTIOIN, ABOUT THIS GUIDE and THE NEWARK BAY COMPLEX (a map)

SECTION ONE - THE NEWARK BAY COMPLEX, A NATURAL SYSTEM

SECTION TWO
- THE NEWARK BAY COMPLEX, RICH IN HISTORY

SECTION THREE - THE NEWARK BAY COMPLEX, TEEMING WITH LIFE

SECTION FOUR - NEWARK BAY, A COMPLEX STUDY

SECTION FIVE - COMMUNITY OUTREACH

SECTION SIX - APPENDICES


 

 





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Department of Environmental Protection
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Last Updated: July 26, 2004