ERIC Number: ED230427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Man Meets Coast. A Game of Coastal Issues.
Provided is an educational game in which 30 to 75 players temporarily assume new identities to explore and resolve various coastal issues facing a ficitious community. Designed for both adults and junior/senior high school students, the game: (1) demonstrates the interrelationship between the natural marine environment and human systems; (2) teaches about coastal processes and resources by focusing attention on benefits and vulnerabilities of these systems; and (3) provides an opportunity to become involved in decision-making in situations related to management of coastal resources. The game, which takes approximately 90-120 minutes, proceeds from neighborhood meetings of common interest groups (fishermen, developers, conservationists, tourists, and others) and concludes in a county commission hearing to decide policies regarding such common issues as fishing in canals, dredging of a ship channel, and coastal water supply regulation. Game instructions, player materials (provided in four appendixes), and a cartoon booklet ("Man Meets Coast") are included. (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: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Florida Sea Grant College Program.