Moving Meshik

An account of an erosion research project near Port Heiden that explains erosion procesess related to volcanic soil type and loss of buffering by sea ice. The community has lost protected boat launch areas but has responded by moving buildings from Meshik, the “old village” inland to the new village location. 9 mins.

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Ocean Impacts

Students plan a research project about a current issue related to human interaction with the ocean, using Internet and library resources. The unit includes a student research project guide and project scoring rubrics for a student poster and the supporting documentation and research narrative.

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Our Nearby Ecosystem

n this 4-5 day investigation, students prepare for fieldwork and then go into the field to practice and apply science skills. Depending on local opportunities, the field trip may take the form of an ecosystem mapping exercise, a river or stream walk, or a coast walk survey. Students return to the classroom to analyze and…

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Human Impact Survey

Students plan and carry out a survey of human impacts to a local aquatic environment. They analyze their findings and prepare to share them with the community.

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