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Why Dunes are Important Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

Laura Wilson 0 1783 Article rating: No rating

Using modeling techniques, students discover how coastal dunes form and how they can protect coastal areas from erosion and flooding during storms and harsh weather events. Students will make predictions and observations, then come to their own conclusions about the importance of dunes and how they can make coastal areas more resilient against storms.

Shrinking Shorelines Lesson Plan

New Jersey Sea Grant

Laura Wilson 0 1804 Article rating: No rating

In this activity students will build a model of a salt marsh and the land surrounding it out of clay. Students will use this model to see what happens to salt marshes when the sea level rises and how the slope of the land and the location affect the marshes survival.

Dune It Right Manual

New Jersey Sea Grant

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The Dune It Right manual explains dune ecology. This tool is for anyone undertaking a dune restoration or rehabilitation project. It explains what species uses what parts of the beach, how to avoid damaging habitat and how to avoid creating a monoculture.

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