Seashore Studies

Who’s it for…

From Junior Infants to 6th Class

Where…

At a local beach or rocky shore

What the day entails…

Introduction talk in the classroom on biodiversity, habitats and tidal zones.  This is followed by a visit to the local beach or foreshore and exploration of the 5 tidal zones.  Local shellfish are identified, crabs found and any other sea creatures investigated.  Following the rocky shore exploring is sand dune investigations.  The sand dunes as a habitat, their role as an eco-service and the life they support is all discovered by the pupils in a hands on tactile way.  The last activity is creating beach art with natural beach materials.

What the teacher needs to do…

Students learning about the 5 tidal zones is very useful for this day.  Also learning about sand dunes and their role as an eco-service is beneficial.

Have a look at this video of barnacles feeding …

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