Susan Adamowicz, Land Management Research Demonstration Coastal Biologist at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, showed the group how to examine salt marsh accretion (sediment buildup) and erosion using a sediment elevation table. With guest speaker Alyssa Novak, Research Scientist at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, participants learned techniques involved in eelgrass transplanting for salt marsh restoration and how European green crab populations peaks can pose potential threats to this native vegetation. Participants discussed movement of dune sediments on Plum Island with guest speaker, Mike Morris, Chairman of Storm Surge, and learned techniques for measuring beach profiles with Ann Witzig, Science Teacher at Essex Technical High School. With their students, teachers will be able to use these experiences to illustrate relationships between management of natural resources, sustainability, and biodiversity.