DV-04-017 Maine Intertidal Zone Investigation (MITZI)

Annette deCharon
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

PO Box 475
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575

The Maine Intertidal Zone Investigation will provide an opportunity for Maine students and educators to learn about the state’s rocky shore habitats. MITZI uses an interactive gallery of images and information about the intertidal zone to teach basic ecology concepts. The physical forces, stresses, and community structure that are unique to various parts of the intertidal zone are discussed, as well as conservation issues challenging this environment, such as invasive species and coastal development. The program is aligned with the Maine Department of Education’s Maine Learning Results and will be hosted by the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

1-year project: $5,000