New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium

The mission of New Jersey's Sea Grant Consortium is to promote the wise use of New Jersey's marine and coastal resources through research, education, and outreach


Link: A Teachers Guide to Monmouth County's High Water Mark Initiative

Description: In an effort to make residents aware of flood risks and encourage them to take action to reduce risk, many of Monmouth County’s coastal communities are participating in the Monmouth County High Water Mark Initiative. Through this initiative the County and its partners have recently placed nearly 100 high water mark signs throughout 14 towns and 2 federal sites. These signs mark flood height locations from past severe storm events including Superstorm Sandy. This guide is intended to help you and your students understand the importance of signs and provide you with some classroom tools you can use to teach your students what to do before, during, and after major storms, why storm surge and floods happen, and what can be done to prevent or lessen storm impacts in the future.
Flood Type: Coastal flooding, Storm surge, Hurricane
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Year: Unknown
Author/Creator: New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Curriculum/Lesson plan
Resource Type: Document
Language: English


 Link: Understanding Storm Surge
Description: In this climate education module, students will gain an understanding of the term “storm surge” by exploring the meteorological principles that create storms and generate storm surges. Many basics of weather are discussed, including air pressure, air circulation, and the influence of the Coriolis effect on weather.
Flood Type: Storm surge
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Year: Unknown
Author/Creator: New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Curriculum/Lesson plan, Exercises/Activities
Resource Type: Document
Language: English

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