Our approach to learning is hands-on, and our salt marshes are some of our favorite places to dig in. The salt marsh is the second most productive ecosystem on earth. Students spend the year learning about the many benefits it provides for us like water filtration, protection from storms and flooding, habitat for commercially and ecologically important fish and shellfish species, and erosion prevention. Many of our students take the opportunity to give back to the treasured ecosystems and organisms they learn about through service projects. CREECS (Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School) students helped build a living shoreline in their community by building an oyster reef, and restoring spartina grass with plants they started from seed.