A community-based program in Kachemak Bay that can be adapted for other coastal communities or for RiverWalks. Students join or organize other citizen volunteers to adopt a section of a shoreline and walk it annually, surveying changes, collecting data on marine life and human impacts, and cleaning up beach litter and marine debris. The beach…

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A series of 6 engaging station activities that introduce students to the ecosystem impacts of marine debris through hands-on demonstrations, games, and art activities. Each of the stations is designed to be set up by the teacher and then explored independently by student groups, but teachers could also facilitate each activity in turn. Any one…

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Lesson plan for an activity culminating exploration of marine debris and creation of art. This activity uses small-scale marine debris sculptures made during the Ecosystem Effects Station Rotation lesson to create an interactive sculpture that people can walk through to experience the perspective of animals trying to evade entanglement and find prey in a sea…

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Lesson plan for a fun, high-energy activity that demonstrates how toxins or plastic particles from marine debris can bioaccumulate through the food web.

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