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Learning Materials

The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach program’s Lesson Plans can be downloaded from our Education website.

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Here, children ages 5 to 14 (grades K through 8) can learn about coastal issues through fun and challenging activities. There are six lessons, each with a specific message to help students broaden their knowledge of marine debris and coastal issues. Each lesson plan is featured in color for the instructor’s use. The corresponding journal pages have been composed in black and white for easy printing and copying.


Coastal Activities - Learn coastal terminology, Adopt-A-Beach trivia and much more!


Marine Debris Poster How long till it’s gone?  - Test your knowledge on the various timelines for decomposition of trash. For example, did you know that it takes 200 years for your soda can to break down and decompose in the environment? This poster shows the timeline for decomposition of trash if left behind in the environment.


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