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Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative

Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative

beach with wrack line on sand

The Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative works with multiple partners throughout the state of Florida to protect coastal wildlife populations, conserve and manage coastal ecosystems, and achieve balance between these efforts and human use of coastal areas. In this session, we will introduce students to three different types of coastal habitats: primary dunes in the Panhandle, back-beach lagoons in Southwest Florida, and the beach wrack line in South Florida. Three biologists with the CWCI will go to these systems and present them on site via video and will be available to answer questions afterwards.

Learning Points

  1. How to identify differences among the features of the three types of coastal habitats.
  2. How to identify flora and fauna typically found in each habitat.
  3. Actions you can take to conserve coastal habitats.