Educator Resource Database

Developed by partners in the Alaska CoastWatch for Action Project

Marine and coastal K-12 educators collaborated to create this database. It is designed to help teachers and informal community educators engage youth in community resiliency, climate change adaptation, and mitigation of coastal hazards.

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  • Next Generation Science Standards—NGSS alignments are available for most lesson plans and activities
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  • Topic—coastal hazard types and other topics
  • Resource type—lesson plan, citizen science data collection protocol/data sheet, poster

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Vessels, risks, and rules: Planning for safe shipping in Bering Strait

2015 article in the Marine Policy journal about increased shipping in the Bering Strait region due to climate change and risks that accompany these changes.

Link: Visit website

Grade Band(s): 3-5, HS, K-2, MS
Topic(s): Marine Shipping
Lesson Type(s): Teacher Background

What is a Buffer? How Well Do Engineered Buffers Work in the Arctic?

Brief summary of the the role of buffers and limitations on the use of some materials and designs in arctic conditions.

Grade Band(s): HS
Topic(s): Coastal Erosion
Lesson Type(s): Teacher Background