Sites for Students

Barrier Islands

Using Tucker's Island, NJ, this site explains barrier islands and their contribution to changing coast lines. Site provides many interactives for
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_currents/media/supp_cur03c.html

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.
http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov/economy.html

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.
http://archive.orr.noaa.gov/book_shelf/2441_ESI_Exercise.pdf

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