Prince William's Oily Mess - A Tale of Recovery

NOAA Ocean Service Education

Lesson Plan Overview: 

How does an ecosystem recover from a major one-time insult such as an oil spill? As you will learn from this Discovery Story, the answer is not simple. It isn't easy to determine whether a particular area of shoreline has recovered from oil during a spill, or how to expect it to look when it has.

Grades: 
6-8, 9-12