Students learn how to measure a beach profile and calculate the slope of the beach. With repeated measurements, they calcuate the rates of erosion. Recommendations are provided for building needed equipment out of inexpensive materials that are available in Alaska rural communities.

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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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Portal website for reporting a variety of environmentall hazards people encounter along Alaska’s coast with Alaska-specific factsheets and other resources to teach about invasive species, earthquakes and tsunamis, flooding and erosion, harmful algal blooms and PSP, marine mammal strandings, oil and hazardous spills, and impacts of sea ice and risingocean temperatures.

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Observations of changes in sea ice, weather patterns. and Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean marine ecosystems through interviews with scientists and Alaska Natives. Includes Inupiaq names for different types of sea ice. 11 mins. 2012.

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This online curriculum includes middle school and high school coastal erosion units with student and teacher guides as well as units at lower grades to build understandings about how the Earth and landforms change as a result of the action of wind and water. Learning local indigenous and scientific vocabulary words and inclusion of traditional…

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