The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and AmeriCorps start with a premise to foster appreciation for coastal ecosystems like oyster reefs, seagrass beds, and salt marshes. They go into the schools, but go beyond lesson plans and worksheets. These kids grow smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), the foundation species of a coastal salt marsh, in their classrooms. They then go to Choctawhatchee Bay and plant it. How awesome is that?!
More at: WFSU In the Grass, On the Reef