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Coastal Ecology, Barrier Islands and Estuaries: Lessons, Activities, and Educational Resources

Sea Seekers
Focused on middle school students, but adaptable to a variety of ages, Sea Seekers was a South Carolina based collaborative project that yielded 12 interactive lessons for the classroom. Lessons contain supporting background materials, teacher informational sheets and student worksheets.

COSEE SouthEast Creature Features
A COSEE SouthEast resource for students and educators focused on marine animals that inhabit our southeastern waters. The features are written by COSEE SouthEast team member and University of South Carolina graduate student Brittney Marshall.

The Educators Guide to Marine Debris: Southeast and Gulf of Mexico (PDF, 14.4 MB)
The Educators' Guide to Marine Debris: Southeast and Gulf of Mexico was a multi-state collaborative resulting in a booklet targeting elementary and middle school students. Information about marine debris and impacts are included alongside interactive and engaging activities to support the content.

Adopt-A-Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12 (PDF, 32.17 MB)
The University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service (UGA MAREX) published the Adopt-A-Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12 and complimentary information rich Adopt-A-Wetland Manual. The publications have been greatly used in COSEE SE professional development workshops as they provide classroom and informal activities that are aligned to classroom standards. Great information on native and invasive species can be found in the fact sheets as well as pertinent information about water chemistry and natural coastal processes.

Georgia's Wetland Treasures
Georgia's Wetland Treasures is a 218-page teacher resource activity book that includes fact sheets, activities, information and field guides, worksheets, and activity directions. Written by Margaret Olsen, COSEE SE Education Consultant Oceanography Teacher Woodward Academy, College Park, GA. Illustrated by Marsha Ward. Sponsored by the |Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Georgia's Amazing Coast
A curriculum (Word, 10.66 MB) for grades 3-5 pertaining to coastal habitats and inhabitants of Georgia's coast crafted in conjunction with Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia teachers. Get your copy of Georgia's Amazing Coast, to help teach or just to have.

Our Amazing Coast
Building off of Georgia's Amazing Coast lessons and texts, Our Amazing Coast (OAC) is the regionally applicable set of lessons that were facilitated in regional workshops hosted by COSEE SE. OAC lessons support classroom standards for grades 3-5 in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.