The Adopt-A-Beach program wants to help you learn as much as you can about our amazing Texas shoreline. Get ready to test your knowledge on marine debris, take some lessons on how to be a coastal steward, find out how long it takes for common trash items to decompose in the environment, find out what’s happening on the Texas coast and check out some other cool and fun websites.
Welcome to the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach program’s Lesson Plans. 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. Learn More »
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?
Find out about cool things happening on the Texas coast and links to educational sites. Learn More »