Pollution Solution:Respect The Beach An Interactive PowerPoint Presentation on Marine Science Ecology By Heidi Haines and Laura Newman
Southern California’s Unique Marine Environment • What do you love about Southern California’s beaches? • Sandy Beaches & Ocean Views • Surfing & Scuba • Fishing & Camping • History & Future Preservation • Swimming & Kayaking • Whale Watching & Exploring Tidepools
What Makes Our Beaches Unique? • Explore the “wild life” of our wildlife! Visit the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary’s online gallery Click and watch a movie: http://www.cinms.nos.noaa.gov/focus/ avgallery.html
Caution!DangerAhead! Our oceans and beaches are at risk! Pollution is endangering the lives of our ocean creatures and destroying their environment! Click on: http:/projects.edtech.sandi.net/ grant/oceanpollution/index.ht Why?
What’s Happening? • Pollutants (things that pollute the air, water and land) are damaging our lands, oceans and wildlife! • Learn how DDT, a pesticide, harmed the Bald Eagle on Catalina Island. Also, see video of the Island Fox! • Visit: http://www.iws.org/ nestcam.htm
So, what can kids do? • Learn about it! Find out what’s going on at your at your beach, in your ocean and your world! • Talk about it! Get friends and family interested in what’s going on in our own backyard. After all, it’s more fun to save the world with friends! • Get Involved! With your parents’ or teacher’s help, find an organization that’s right f or you. Start small – maybe a community • beach cleanup or a project for • school to make classmates aware!
Get Involved! Here are some great places to start learning and doing: • Channel Islands National Park • http://www.nps.gov/chis/ • Amazing photos!http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.channel-islands.html • http://www.channel.islands.national-park.com/ • http://www.cisanctuary.org/ • http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/kids/kids.html • http://www.americanoceans.org/beach/kids.htm
Teacher Resources • http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/02sab/background/edu/education.html • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ • http://www.oceanalliance.org/education/index.html • http://www.nps.gov/chis/ • http://www.channel.islands.national-park.com/ • http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.channel-islands.html • http://www.cinms.nos.noaa.gov/ • http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/BP_openocean/
Many Thanks Our thanks to terragalleria.com for their beautiful backgrounds, and to all the web sites listed throughout the presentation. Their contributions to the education of our young people cannot be underestimated!