Whether it’s hands-on in a classroom, on an informational cruise, presenting to a community group or mentoring an intern our educators are in the field helping bring the science of the coast to life. Here are just a few of the ways we are helping to develop knowledge of our coastal environment and an appreciation for the need to preserve these vital habitats.
Our hands-on classroom programs are designed to support your school district’s science curriculum. Whether you’re studying coastal habitats, water quality, or wildlife, our presentations will enrich learning and inspire stewardship.
Our current curriculum features lessons on:
The Federation welcomes many high school students and college groups each year. They help us with our restoration, education, and other projects and we help them with community service credits, senior projects, and alternative spring breaks. The net result makes the coast a better place.
Join the Coastal Advocacy Institute this summer!
This is a hands-on, fully immersive program. You will dive headfirst into local, state, and national policy, restoration, and education issues in which the Federation engages.
The YouthBuild program is run by River City Community Development Corporation and provides economically disadvantaged youth with education and employment skills through opportunities for meaningful work in their communities.
The Federation provides training to YouthBuild participants on low-impact development techniques and enhancements to their campus rain gardens.
Teaching the Teachers
Our educators occasionally conduct professional development training for formal K-12 classroom teachers. Public school teacher training programs serve as opportunities for enriched learning and reinforcement of crucial lessons. The Federation’s educators are experts in teaching about watersheds and the importance of the estuary through hands-on techniques.
Education Beyond the Schools
Each year, we host several workshops, summits, or training geared toward adults. Many of these workshops focus on better educating the community about coastal resources and how to protect them. Some are geared toward community members, while others offer specific information and training useful to engineers, contractors, land surveyors, and other professions. Each summer, the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center hosts a speaker series, and in the past, Coastal Review Online has hosted a training session for journalists covering coastal issues.