Marine Ecology Project

black sea bass

The 4-H Marine Ecology Project provides 4-H youth with opportunities to learn about marine and aquatic worlds. The state 4-H office is not currently able to support the Marine Ecology Event at the state level; however, youth can participate in one of our three weeks of state marine camp, state photography and graphic design contests, and demonstrations and illustrated talks about marine ecology as part of county and district events and 4-H University. Volunteers are encouraged to work with 4-H and Sea Grant agents to offer local workshops and contests. As part of the marine ecology project, 4-H Leaders and club members go on marine field trips, visit museums and aquariums, have group study sessions, conduct internet research, and develop their own “mock contests.” In the process, youth learn important life skills.

The contest is divided into five sections. They are

1. marine and coastal plant identification;panacea

2. marine invertebrate animal identification;

3. marine vertebrate animal identification;

4. Natural History Scavenger Hunt; and

5. knowledge of marine concepts and issues.

Answer key to all multiple choice questions

Junior Specific Materials

Intermediate/Senior Specific Materials

Advanced Questions for Seniors

1. Advanced Level Species List for Sections 1, 2 and 3
2. Advanced Level Multiple Choice Questions (50)
3. Key to Advanced Level Multiple Choice Questions

NEW Answer Sheets

These new answer sheets may be used for setting up mock contests. Answer sheets contain spaces for answers as well as the names of organisms to be identified. All species are arranged alphabetically in groups.

Marine Ecology Study Aides

Picture Flash Cards

These smaller “card-size” photos may be used in “mock MEE contests” by arranging them (or real specimens!) on a table. Youth identify the organisms by name and/or number from a given list (see next section). These cards may also be used in developing a “mock” scavenger hunts.