Seagrasses are some of the most underappreciated—yet valuable—habitats on earth. Though they make up a tiny fraction of the Earth’s surface area, they are crucial to the sustainability of our planet.
In this interactive class, participants will learn about eelgrass, one of five species of seagrass native to the Pacific Northwest.
Through discussions, hands-on activities and presentations, they will be able to address the following questions:
- What are seagrasses?
- What is eelgrass?
- Why is it important?
- What ecosystem services does it provide?
- What lives in eelgrass beds?
- How have humans, historically and today, interacted with eelgrass?
- What are some conservation and management approaches to sustain eelgrass?
- What are some current areas of research for eelgrass?
Come join us and learn about this key species!