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Adopt-a-Beach 2014-2015

Start Next School Year Outdoors with the September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event
Watershed Studies

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Dear Friend,

We know that, as an educator, you are busy wrapping up the school year. That's why the Alliance wants to help you get a head start on the 2014-2015 school year with an excellent service learning and field trip opportunity to enrich your students' understanding of the Great Lakes.

Our annual September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event, part of the International Coastal Cleanup, will be on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Schools may participate on the 20th or during the school week, before or after the official date. 

Interested in hosting an Adopt-a-Beach™ event? As a team leader, you will help your students complete a litter monitoring form and a beach health assessment, which includes science-based observations and sampling. Then enter your results into the Adopt-a-Beach™ online system. Materials such as gloves, bags, data collection cards and bacteria kits are provided by the Alliance.

If you participated as a team leader in 2013, watch for a special email in early June and secure your place by registering before the next school year.

Need lesson plans? To enhance your students' learning experience, the Alliance offers lesson plans and activities you can use before and after your Adopt-a-Beach™ event. The activities, all taken from our Great Lakes in My World curriculum, are aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and state learning standards in all eight Great Lakes states. You can view and download the activities at www.greatlakes.org/teachadoptabeach.

Can't host an event?Students can complete service learning hours with events that are open to the public. Watch for our emails about September Adopt-a-Beach™ during the summer and early fall to learn how students can register.

For more information about the September Adopt-a-Beach™ Event, to sign up, to host a cleanup, to find out when volunteer registration begins, or to ask about the Great Lakes in My World K-8 or 9-12 curriculum, contact your state coordinator listed below.
The Adopt-a-Beach™ Team
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Created on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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