But we didn't have the internet. From the inbox:
We are 8th grades students at [redacted] School in [city]. We are currently doing a project about the North Carolina Ocean and coast in science. We need to teach a class to our classmates. Our topics are environmental and economical importance to out coast/ocean, environmental concerns, economic concerns relating to the coast, and human impact on the ocean/coast. We were wondering if you have any advice. Also, if you knew of an easy demonstration we could show our class to explain this more visually. Thank you for your help.
Here are a couple of great websites from NOAA:
- National Ocean Service -- Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) -- try the ENOW Explorer, county snapshots link, the webinar
- National Marine Fisheries Service Economics Program -- try the Interactive Fisheries Economic Impact Tool and Fisheries Economics of the U.S. 2012