Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Website: http://www.nbnerr.org/
Address: 55 South Reserve Drive, Prudence Island, RI 02872
Contact: Kristin (Kit) Van Wagner  
Emailkristen@nbnerr.orgPhone: 401-683-1478

Mission: To protect, enhance and learn about the Narragansett Bay estuary and its watershed and to provide opportunities for long-term estuarine research, education, and stewardship.

Ocean Literacy:

Principle 3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate
We teach about climate impacts on estuaries to visiting K-12 groups, in community education programs, and in professional development workshops. The background for this topic includes the ocean’s influence on climate.

Principle 5: The ocean supports a diversity of life and ecosystems.
We teach about estuary species and habitat diversity to visiting K-12 groups, in community education programs, and in professional development workshops.

Principle 6: The ocean is connected to us and we are connected to it.
We teach about human-estuary interconnections to visiting K-12 groups, in community education programs, and in professional development workshops especially focusing on shellfish and fish nurseries in estuary habitats.

Ocean Observing:

The primary way we currently use our SWMP data is in professional development workshops. We strive to introduce educators to data resources, increase their comfort level in retrieving and graphing data, and brainstorm ways to use the data in the classroom with their students.