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Pearls of the Queen’s Necklace

Learn about a fascinating ecosystem that keeps coastal cities like Mumbai safe.

Pearls of the Queens necklace
Pearls of the Queens necklace

Idea Packs for Educators

Idea Bite 1: Have a show-and-tell using pictures of organisms that live in intertidal ecosystems. Explain an adaptation of each that helps it survive in that environment.
Fun link 1: https://thewildclassroom.com/aquatic-biomes/intertidal-zone/
Idea Bite 2: Make a poster on an important tree that grows in intertidal ecosystems and helps protect India’s coastline.
Fun link 2: https://www.worldwildlife.org/magazine/issues/winter-2016/articles/mangroves-may-be-one-of-nature-s-best-defenses-against-a-changing-climate
Idea Bite 3: Draw a nature map of your city and mark natural features such as water bodies and forest patches. Pin pictures of animals found at each spot.
Fun link 3: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/160423-best-pictures-animals-cities-urban-wildlife-photography