Courtesy NC Coastal Federation

NC - Coastal Federation offers new virtual learning opportunities

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is offering new ways to learn about the coast virtually. The organization recently published two webpages, a Distance Learning Lab and #CoastalDistancing site, which allow users to continue to learn about and engage with coastal happenings.

“We are excited to share these new resources with teachers, families and students,” says Rachel Bisesi, one of the federation’s coastal educators. “I hope the sites provide fun opportunities to keep learning about our coast even while social distancing.”

The Distance Learning Lab is a collection of free educational resources. The site allows people to learn about the coast’s environment and what’s being done to protect and restore it by watching videos or engaging in linked activities. Suggested learning guides offer grade appropriate video suggestions and review questions.

In addition to the federation, partners and contributors for the lab include Hammocks Beach State Park, Jennette’s Pier, Lady Swan Tours, North Carolina Coastal Reserve, Albemarle Pamlico National Estuaries Partnership, North Carolina Sea Grant, Duke University Marine Lab, University of North Carolina Wilmington MarineQuest, NOAA Marine Debris Program, Clean Water Education Partnership, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and North Central Texas Council of Governments.

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