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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Biology, Civics

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North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Connecticut, New York, Long Island, Coastal

Long Island Sound Estuary Now Protected by NOAA

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  • This article discusses a new research reserve in Long Island Sound, how this reserve fits within the Biden administration's environmental agenda, and how this reserve will be managed by various stakeholders.
  • Students will learn that this reserve aligns with the Biden administration's conservation goals for 2030, this reserve will inform our management of coastal ecosystems, and NOAA will manage this land alongside Connecticut's state government.
Teaching Tips


  • This article features quotes from high-ranking NOAA officials.
  • This article contains a link that provides even more information on the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It may be helpful if students know the following terms: environmental stewardship, estuary, ecosystem resilience, and invasive species.
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  • This article can accompany a brainstorming session where students consider various methods for protecting wildlife and promoting biodiversity.
  • Students can use this article for an informative essay on the Biden administration's response to environmental issues.
  • This article can supplement a classroom discussion on the Connecticut government's approach to climate change.
  • This article can enhance a classroom discussion on why it's important to protect coastal habitats and how these spaces are impacted by human activity.
Scientist Notes
Estuaries are vital ecosystems. This press release links to more information and the statements made within are verifiable. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Science
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CI.11–12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of an informational text and analyze how they are developed and refined over the course of a text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex account or analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
      • RI.IT.11–12.3 Analyze the impact of an author's choices as they develop ideas throughout the text regarding a complex set of ideas or sequence of events, and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop.
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