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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Grade Level: 9-12

Subject Area: Earth Science, Environmental Science

Students will participate in a role playing scenario in which they represent different stakeholder groups, including emergency responders, land planners, and watermen. Using a variety of provided resources, students are given a task to present on, whether it be creating an evacuation route for their county and identifying shelters, establishing new areas for development, or locations for the best catch of crabs in the year 2050.

Lesson plan has 2 parts.


This lesson was designed for two high schools located in coastal counties bordering the Chesapeake Bay. Should you wish to recreate this lesson, similar resources such as those found in the appendices, can be compiled for your county through local government offices.


Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, environmental impacts

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Assessing the County’s Readiness-Part2.pdf (6175 kB)
PART 2 - Assessing County Readiness



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