ERIC Number: ED225846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Beach and Dune Community. 4-H Marine Science. Member's Guide. Activity I. MSp 1.
Auburn Univ., AL. Cooperative Extension Service.; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS.
The investigation in this booklet is designed to provide 4-H members with opportunities to identify common plants and animals found on beaches and sand dunes and to determine the role of the plants and animals in this community. Learners are provided with a picture of a hypothetical beach and sand dune and a list of organisms (included in the booklet). Following an exercise in which correct names are matched with correct organisms in the picture, a data base table for the usual niche of each organism is completed. Data include information about where an organism lives, how it feeds, and what relationship it has to other organisms. The investigation includes background information on dunes, beaches, water, beach and dune animals, and the strand line (a zone where debris and flotsam are left as a tide advances and recedes, containing dead plants and animals as well as trash). A list of vocabulary words (with definitions) used in the investigation is also included. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Cooperative Extension Service.; Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS.