Grades 1-4 | Center for Coastal Studies presents Plankton: The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Amazing - Jun 3, 2020 11:10am EDT
About this event:
Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface are covered in ocean. Located in nearly every square inch of that surface are tiny floating organisms called plankton. Sometimes called algae, plankton represents most of the life on our planet. More than just food for whales, plankton occupy four of the seven kingdoms of life on the planet and photosynthetic plankton are key to life, as they provide more than half of the world’s oxygen. If that weren’t enough, they are also the base of the amazing food web of life in the ocean, feeding the smallest to largest forms of life on the planet. Despite all the amazing benefits plankton provide, there exists a sinister side, one that is growing around the world, harmful algal blooms. Join Center for Coastal Studies scientists and educators as they take you through the wonderful world of plankton: the good, the bad, and the truly amazing.
Grade Range: 1-4
Curriculum: Life Science – Animals, Plants, Earth Science – Environment, Oceans