FISHstory Field Guide
FISHstory (pronounced like history) is a citizen science project developed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Citizen Science Program. This project trains volunteers to identify and count fish in historic fishing photos from Daytona Beach, FL from the 1940s-1970s. Data collected will help fisheries managers paint a clearer picture of the fishery prior to dedicated catch monitoring programs. This Field Guide will help you learn the basics of fish identification and start the project on Zooniverse.org
Sustainable Seafood Calendar and Cookbook 2020
The Sustainable Seafood Calendar and Cookbook was created by our Youth Leadership Council. The council is comprised of youth ages 16-22 who have sought to spread awareness about the importance of sustainability in our daily lives; specifically what we choose to eat. This eco-conscious calendar is a great download for your workspace, classroom, home or office for the next year. This calendar has been released in support of our Expedition: What's the Catch? which highlights sustainable fishing in the UK.
PlasticSeas Reduce Your Plastic Use Calendar 2020
This calendar has been created by the EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council. These youth, aged 16-22, designed this calendar to increase awareness and inspire behavior change to protect our collective future. The YLC invites you to use this calendar track and change your habits and, hopefully, provide monthly ideas to help you live a more sustainable, conscientious lifestyle.
FITBag a resource to stop single use plastic bags
A resource developed by EarthEcho International's Youth Leadership Council for their youth peers to initiate single-use plastic bag reduction strategies in their home communities.
Fish Hooks, Not Bird Hooks: A STEM Design Challenge
Approximately 600,000 sea birds die each year by getting caught on hooks used in line fishing. A device called the Hookpod, invented by a UK company in Devon, has a clever solution to this problem. The fish hook is covered by a case so birds cannot get hooked. At a certain depth (below the diving depth of indigenous birds) a mechanism is triggered to release the case which floats to the surface and is retrieved to be used again. These lesson ideas provide an interesting practical idea to use a particle model to explain density and pressure in a gas. Students will then take part in a STEM design challenge to make a device to respond to a pressure change at a particular depth of water.
OurEcho Challenge Scoring Rubric
Want to know exactly how submissions will be scored? Take a look at the scoring rubric to help guide your OurEcho Challenge entry.
OurEcho Challenge Checklist & Winning Tips
Use this checklist to ensure that teams are prepared to submit a qualified and complete OurEcho Challenge entry. Discover helpful hints on ways to develop an entry that is clearly communicated and aligns with the scoring rubric.
OurEcho Challenge Lesson Plan
For educators looking to teach biodiversity to their students. Lead students from the basics of biodiversity to building solutions to foster and protect this element of our world.
OurEcho Challenge Guide
The OurEcho Challenge Guide includes an overview of the OurEcho Challenge, key concepts surrounding biodiversity, and activity starters.