Build-a-Buoy with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

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The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office helps a range of students, from elementary school through high school, build buoys to introduce them to concepts behind observational platforms, to help connect them with their local ecosystem, and to help track measurements in that ecosystem. For older students, this project can enhance outdoor experiences that build upon the NOAA Chesapeake Exploration curriculum or other data-driven meaningful watershed educational experiences, and the data collected by the buoy can be uploaded to the web on sites such as National Geographic FieldScope. Students as young as kindergarteners can learn basic principles of science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as marine navigation and observation, through Build-a-Buoy projects. They love this interactive, engaging activity. This is a great program for all age levels, be sure to check it out!

Topic(s): Climate Water Quality Monitoring Rivers and Streams

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