Living Beaches is a coastal education program that supports elementary and secondary school learning about Great Lakes coastal ecosystems. Centre staff work with educators to develop a classroom-based unit on coastal related science. The classroom then can travel to the shoreline for outdoor coastal education and activities.
Here are some pre-developed presentations on coastal related issues. They can be used on their own, or as part of a Lake Huron unit supported by our teacher resources kits (Understanding Beach & Dune Ecosystems, and Changing Our Future: Great Lakes and Climate Change). Check back from time-to-time as more get posted.
These pre-prepared PowerPoint presentations are available upon request to Ontario teachers.
13 slides - (3.17 MB)
16 slides - (5.28 MB)
38 slides - (9.52 MB)
Lake Huron’s Coastal Wetlands
25 slides - (28.5 MB)
25 slides - (10.2 MB)
Species At Risk on Lake Huron And their Habitats
33 slides - (10.2 MB)
Interactive in-class model
The Coastal Centre has a portable interactive "EnviroScape" coastal model for teaching about water quality, erosion and shoreline processes.
Contact us to arrange for staff to do a class presentation, or for education resources to help you deliver an informative unit on coastal studies. We can also arrange to bring in our interactive coastal model to teach about water quality issues.
Beach conservation opportunities
Check with us about opportunities to involve students in beach conservation planting projects.