K-12 Education Collection
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Researchers, educators, and partners have been exploring innovative approaches to promote coastal stewardship through educational resources and initiatives. The map shows Science Collaborative projects with a specific focus on youth or K-12 teachers, and projects that created K-12 education products as part of their work.
The projects featured here illustrate a range of innovative approaches to integrate research and educational initiatives. For example, some projects offered creative ways for students to dig into monitoring data to learn about their estuary, other projects engaged students through art, role playing exercises and local restoration projects to help students grapple with current environmental issues, and still others tapped undergraduate and graduate students to develop unique lessons and multimedia resources. All of these projects demonstrate the importance of protecting natural resources and provide valuable hands-on experiences that foster coastal stewardship.
In addition to these grant supported projects, each National Estuarine Research Reserve provides educational programming for students, teachers and community members. Contact the Education Coordinator at your local reserve to explore partnership opportunities and learn more about the broader impact of reserve programs through this NOAA infographic: Hands-on learning fosters human connection to estuaries.
Panel Webinar (July 28, 2020): Innovative Approaches to Integrating Research and K-12 Education to Advance Estuary Stewardship
Understanding the local impacts of climate change on coastal habitats and assessing the influence of management actions.
Fostering the next generation of coastal stewards by thoughtfully engaging youth and K-12 educators.
Advancing the use of blue carbon for coastal wetland management by filling information gaps and fostering collaboration.
Exploring approaches to enhance climate resilience and transfer methods and lessons learned.