A Public Perception Survey, conducted by the Long Island Sound Study in 2006, suggests that Long Island Sound residents are not well informed when it concerns environmental issues and terms. For example, less than one-third questioned in the survey knew that storm drains empty into the Sound and its tributaries. The survey also indicated that environmentally knowledgeable residents are more likely to engage in behaviors to prevent pollution (such as lawn care practices to reduce fertilizer runoff into storm drains). Below are many educational resources that we encourage educators to use in their classrooms or during their programs in order to help us educate the 8.8 million residents of our watershed.
In 2001, two experienced divers who are also scientists at the University of Connecticut in Groton created a photographic journey of Long Island Sound. [intlink id="tour-of-the-long-island-sound" class="more"]Learn More[/intlink]
There are lots of ways you can get your students out of the classroom, collecting data about Long Island Sound. [intlink id="getting-out-and-on-the-sound" class="more"]Learn More[/intlink]
The Long Island Sound Study and its many partners have created many free resources that can be used in your classroom. [intlink id="staying-in-the-classroom" class="more"]Learn More[/intlink]
There are lots of websites to visit that can provide more information about Long Island Sound and other estuaries. [intlink id="helpful-web-sites" class="more"]Learn More[/intlink]