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As a teacher, you have a wonderful opportunity to teach the next generation about Long Island Sound and how their actions affect this resource. The Long Island Sound Study and its partners provide many free resources and opportunities for formal and nonformal educators. Read below for ways you can help us teach students about ways they can protect and restore Long Island Sound!

Educate Your Students About Long Island Sound (LIS)

Visit our Teacher Resources web page to discover lots of great (FREE!!) resources that you can use to teach your students about Long Island Sound and ways they can protect and resource this precious natural resource.

Spread the Word

Be sure to share these Long Island Sound resources with other teachers and encourage them to incorporate them into their curriculum.

Get Your Students Outdoors and Into LIS

What better way to get students to care about LIS than to get them outdoors, exploring the Sound! Visit our Teacher Resources web page and Volunteer opportunities web page for various hands-on research and volunteer opportunities to get your students actively learning about the Sound.

Make Your Classroom Sound-Friendly

What better way to teach than to lead by example? By conserving energy, reusing and recycling, and buying eco-friendly products, students will learn valuable lessons that they can teach to their family and friends.

Create a Schoolyard Habitat

The National Wildlife Federation also has a program for schools, through which students come together to plan, design, implement, and monitor their schoolyard habitat. For more details, visit the National Wildlife Federation’s website and click on “Schoolyard Habitats”.

Communicate with Other Educators

There are many educators that are working to make a change, just like you. Join SouthEastern New England Marine Educators (SENEME) or the New York Marine Education Association today!

Sound Facts



Late each summer, much of the water in Long Island Sound is trapped beneath a ‘pycnocline,’ the layer that divides lighter surface waters from the denser deep waters. Because it doesn’t mix with surface waters, this bottom water may have insufficient oxygen for fish, lobsters and other animals to live.
Learn more about this fact

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Learn more about how your actions affect Long Island Sound

  • Sign up for our free newsletter,Sound Update, to learn more about Long Island Sound and simple things you can do to help and restore it! Or subscribe to receive our e-newsletter, Sound Bytes. Sign Up Now
  • Spread the word and educate your family, friends, and neighbors about ways they can help protect Long Island Sound.
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