Teacher Resources

By participating in the Seagrasses in Classes program, not only does your school benefit, but you are helping the Frenchman Bay Partners, a group of  individuals and organizations  working together toward a sustainable future for Frenchman Bay, as well. These stakeholders have prioritized eelgrass restoration as a key conservation target, and your students’ work has in some cases helped the group toward this goal. By joining the Frenchman Bay Partners, your school will be kept abreast of the progress that is being made in eelgrass restoration and other conservation targets, and will open up many more  opportunities for collaboration (including funding opportunities for joint projects) and for students to observe real bay planning in action. Visit the Frenchman Bay Partners website, and speak to your school administrators about joining the Partners today!

Below are some resources to help you get started with an eelgrass tank in your classroom or school yard.

Download our new Seagrasses in Classes Teacher Handbook here! This guide has all the information you’ll need to run your Seagrasses in Classes program this spring. It contains tank set up instructions, funding information, suggested classroom activity and homework schedule, lesson plans, experiment ideas, and data sheets.

Seagrasses in Classes Powerpoint Presentation

Ideas for Experiments

Roles for the Eelgrass Aquarium Project

Eelgrass Aquarium Water Quality Procedures ’13

Eelgrass Data Sheets for recording observations

Field Data Sheet

Vendor List (pdf)


Other resources:

Seagrass Educators’ Handbook from Seagrass Watch 

Podcast Guide for Educators

Estuaries Resource Handout


Eelgrass Facts

Dwarf Eelgrass

Mussels and Eelgrass

Studies in Maine