Project Years: 2018 - Present
MRC Project Lead: Pete Haase
The Skagit County Marine Resources Committee's Kids on the Beach (KOTB) program, is a program designed by Mira Lutz with One Ocean Environmental to increase literacy in marine science in Skagit County middle-schools. The goal is to provide school kids with a variety of real hands-on marine science activities in the classroom and on the beach, and build a program that is useful to teachers and patterned after and compatible with existing programs.
2018 was the first year of this pilot rogram which provided an excellent opportunity for eighth grade students from Conway Middle-School to work in teams and prepare scientific proposals, design a research project, prepare field journals for data collection, collect field data, research historical data, conduct data analysis, and present their results at a science symposium.
Skagit MRC will be working in collaboration with The SeaDoc Society to expand the Kids on the Beach program to other schools and classrooms in 2019.