Materials & Resources
The Association offers free online and print education resources on Sanctuary topics
for use by educators and students.
Coastal Ecosystem Curriculum (grades 9-12): The
Association has developed a seven-unit Coastal Ecosystem Curriculum that
focuses on the open water and intertidal habitats in the Gulf of the
We have posters, books, and sanctuary literature available at the Sanctuary Visitor Center on Crissy Field. In addition, we have other online resources, including a series of slide shows about the habitats and
natural history of our local national marine sanctuaries.
Activity: Monitoring the Intertidal with Life-sized Photos
Scientific methods used in the classroom take on new meaning when students see (and experience) how real science is done by biologists who monitor the environment. In this activity, students use life-sized photos to simulate monitoring along a vertical transect in the rocky intertidal. (Hint: To print photo quadrats, drag image to desktop, open file,
under page setup select legal-sized paper and landscape, then print)
Activity & Datasheet
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