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Barrier islands are made of sand or sediment and lay parallel to the coastline. As the continuing effects of climate change alter these unique environments, communicating these impacts becomes increasingly important to the management of national parks and the visitors that come to enjoy them. This education module focuses on Assateague Island National Seashore and how this mid-Atlantic barrier island and its plants and animals might change under the influence of sea-level rise. Funded by the National Park Service and in collaboration with park staff, MD DNR climate scientists, and many science teachers across the US, IAN has created a variety of interactive online teaching tools and resources for middle school classrooms as well as the general public.
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