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!
Visit our Educational 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 help protect and restore this precious natural resource.
What better way to get students to care about LIS than to get them outdoors, exploring the Sound? Visit our By the Shore or In The Classroom web page and the Volunteer opportunities web page for various hands-on research and volunteer opportunities to get your students actively learning about the Sound.
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 their family and friends.
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”.
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 (NYSMEA) today!
Check out our Mentor Teacher Program webpage for more information on our annual workshops for teachers by teachers. Interested in joining our educator mailing list for updates on upcoming workshops? Contact Jimena Perez-Viscasillas ([email protected]) for New York workshops and Diana Payne ([email protected]) for Connecticut opportunities.
Be sure to share these Long Island Sound resources with other teachers and encourage them to incorporate them into their curriculum.
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.