Before You Go
Any time that you go out on a bay walk, it is a good idea to bring along gloves and bags for cleaning the shoreline. The teacher guide will have notes in it that will be suggestions for you to consider. These will not be included on the student activity sheets. It is a good idea to bring a first aid kit for minor scrapes; be careful of fire ants. Be sure to talk to students about how to be a responsible bay citizen before you leave; EPA has great resources on marine debris complete with lesson plans and curriculum matrix to locate age appropriate activities. If you are taking water and/or food, be sure to bring back all of your garbage. Students should have hats and sunscreen to make sure that they are protected from the sun and insect repellant to protect from biting insects.