Sites for Students
Using Tucker's Island, NJ, this site explains barrier islands and their contribution to changing coast lines. Site provides many interactives for
NOAA's State of the Coast: Communities
This page gives information on Coastal Population, Beach Closures and Marine Protected Areas with links to more subtopics and extensive information regarding the US Coastline. http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov/communities.html
NOAA's State of the Coast: Economy
Explores the nation''s coastline with regards to Coastal Economy, Recreational Fishing, Commercial Fishing, and Ports with links to extensive information and interactive material.
Using Maps to Evaluate Environmental Tradeoffs
This is a lesson in planning a strategy to protect a shoreline and minimize damage in the event of an oil spill. Includes an explanation of ESI Maps, instructions for preparing materials and conducting the exercise.