Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Spreading the Seeds of Estuary Health - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47700.

Item Identification

Title: Spreading the Seeds of Estuary Health - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Spreading the Seeds of Estuary Health - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas, ACE Basin, North Inlet, North Carolina, and Sapelo Island reserves will create a region-wide student-driven program for teachers that will further the understanding of restoring degraded or lost estuary habitats. This project will build upon the successes of previous efforts to teach the importance of the salt marsh habitat through cultivating and transplanting smooth cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, the dominant plant in this region's salt marshes. The project team will transfer information on successful growing techniques for smooth cordgrass among the southeast region reserves. Using existing data on smooth cordgrass cultivation and experiences from past and current efforts, reserve staff, in partnership with the Sea Grant Consortium, will create an online, interactive resource center with a topic-based elementary targeted

curriculum. Teachers will be trained to use these products through four professional development opportunities, one in each of the southeastern states. Ultimately, this will increase the community of practice among participating schools and teachers, increase the use of standards-based curriculum, increase plant growth success, and increase the project's overall long-term success.

Purpose:

Salt marshes and tidal creeks maintain healthy water, protect coastal communities from flooding and erosion, provide nursery and essential habitat for commercial and recreational fisheries, and support recreational activities that are a part of the coastal lifestyle. This project seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of restoring these ecosystems, using approaches that also meet current science curriculum standards.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 10154, 10-31-2017 15:32

Supplemental Information:

Kenneth Rainer

Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL

kenneth.rainer@dep.state.fl.us

(904) 823-4500

Partners:

Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL

ACE Basin NERR, SC

North Carolina NERR

Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, SC

Sapelo Island NERR, GA

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > EDUCATION/OUTREACH > CURRICULUM SUPPORT
None cordgrass

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None ACE Basin NERR, SC
None Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, FL
None Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, SC
None North Carolina NERR
None Sapelo Island NERR, GA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 596153
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Person: Jeremy Cothran
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 596154
Date Effective From: 2017-06
Date Effective To:
Person: Kenneth Rainer
Email Address: kenneth.rainer@dep.state.fl.us

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 596152
W° Bound: -81.29
E° Bound: -77.84
N° Bound: 34.15
S° Bound: 29.65

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 596151
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-06-01
End: 2019-05-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 596155
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598351
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/40438
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47700
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:32+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-11-09 11:31+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog