Lesson Plan

Clean Shore Corps

Students picking up trash on a beach at Gateway
Clean Shore Corps

National Park Service

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Statistics, Wildlife Biology

Overview

Students will perform a trash survey in their own neighborhood, then one at the beach at Gateway.  After comparing the results of the two surveys, students will identify which trash is the most prevalent, and come up with ways to reduce the trash.  Rangers will provide lesson plans and equipment for the beach pick up.

Background

Clean Shore Corps Understanding by Design Lesson Plan

Clean Shore Corps Teacher Guide

Clean Shore Corps Worksheets

Clean Shore Corps Script for Teachers and Rangers

Clean Shore Corps Curriculum Connections

Marine Debris Beach Protocol

Street Survey Protocol with setup

Vocabulary

Abiotic
Beaks
Bird vertebrate
Feathers
Egg incubation
Migration
Preening
Regurgitate
Talons
Wading
Warm blooded
Webbed feet
Wings