This kit takes an innovative approach to educating young people about their environment. It includes a lesson plan designed to enlighten students about the ecological value of shorelines and the issues affecting them, and it is packed with resources to help young people do habitat improvement projects alongside lakes, wetlands, rivers, and oceans.
- Lesson Planning Guide
This kit constitutes a long-term lesson plan. By doing outdoor activities, students will become aware of the ecological value of shorelines to wildlife and people; learn how human actions can benefit or harm these habitats; assess the health of a shoreline; collect and interpret data; create a conservation action plan; select and implement shoreline habitat projects; cooperate with their communities; and acquire a sense of responsible stewardship.
Student Resource Sheets
- Ribbons of Life
Shorelines are important links between land and water.
- Plan Your Project
The following model will help you plan a shoreline project.
- Get Out in the Field
Here’s how to make the most of your field trip.
- Shoreline Habitat Report Card
Use this report card to keep track of signs of good or ill health along a shoreline.
Collaborate With Experts
The projects in this section require technical know-how and/or entry into water. We advise you to ensure student safety by collaborating with community partners, who can undertake potentially hazardous procedures requiring specialized skill.