Resources & More

Family/Community Resources:

  1. Beachcombing Adventures (A Guide for Investigating the Atlantic Coast Shoreline)
  2. On-the-go Exploring Pouch
  3. Sea Stories
  4. Community Clean-Up Scavenger Hunt/Sustainability Workshops
  5. Twenty five Ways to Connect with Nature
  6. Ten Tips for a Successful Beachcombing Trip
  7. Celebrate the Earth All Year Long
  8. Seven Super Science/Sustainability Podcasts
  9. Favorite Ocean Books for Children
  10. Thirteen Apps for Your Day at the Beach

Teacher Resources (middle/high school):

  1. Learning About the Littoral Zone: Lesson plan, presentation, additional materials
  2. Tracking Plants – Estuary Edition: Lesson planadditional materials
  3. Holiday Countdown Bingo: Bingo Cards, student sheet, teacher sheet, creatures

If you’re interested in developing a lesson plan on a particular marine science or conservation theme, please do not hesitate to contact Also, if you have questions or comments about these lesson plans, please do not hesitate to contact


  1. Alabama Coastal Federation, Mobile, AL
  2. Blue Front Campaign, Washington, D.C.
  3. Camp SEA Lab, Monterey, CA
  4. Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA
  5. Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, Stuart, FL
  6. Galveston Bay Foundation, Galveston, TX
  7. Hatfield Marine Science Center (OSU), Newport, OR
  8. Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
  9. National Marine Educators Association, Ocean Springs, MS
  10. North Carolina Coastal Federation, Newport, NC
  11. The Underwater Times, Miami, FL
  12. Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL
  13. Under the Sea, Sterling, VA
  14. Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, N.J.

Also, these are some of my favorite blogs that I think you should check out if you have the time:

  1. An Ocean Lover in Maine
  2. Beach Treasures & Treasured Beaches
  3. Bucket List Publications
  4. Breaching the Blue
  5. Deep Blue Home
  6. Deep Sea News
  7. Oceans of Hope
  8. Ocean Wild Things
  9. Rolling Harbour Abaco
  10. Sea Monster
  11. Southern Fried Science
  12. Speak Up For Blue
  13. The Daily Ocean
  14. The Fisheries Blog
  15. The Flotsam Diaries
  16. United By Blue
  17. Wild New Jersey

If you have a favorite educational resource, place, or blog that you’d like to add to the list please email


  1. How kind of you to add us to your Resources & More list! Thank you! ~Jody

  2. Shauneen Hutchinson says:

    Hello and greetings from Kiawah Island, SC. I am writing as editor of Naturally Kiawah, the magazine of the Kiawah Conservancy. I love your chart about the differences among shorebirds, seabirds and wading birds. Is it possible to get permission to include it in our next issue – with full credit of course.

    • Beach Chair Scientist says:

      Surely! Please let me know when you publish. I’d love to read 🙂 Thank you for asking. Ann

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