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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Rigorous citizen science project that trains coastal residents in their communities to conduct monthly beach surveys to collect data on beachcast birds, marine debris, and evidence of human use of the beach environment. The data is used by scientists to understand seabird population dyamics and large die-off events. Recommended at the high school level in…

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