Teacher Resources

Boardwalk Nature Journals

Instructions: Download the PDF file. For best results, print the first two pages double sided and the last two pages double sided before assembling. Pages are numbered for your convenience. 

Upper Grade Biome Boardwalk Nature Journal

Lower Grade Biome Boardwalk Nature Journal  

Exhibit Lesson Plans

Grades 4-5

Environmental Monitoring: Air Quality

Pre Visit: "Air Quality"

"Air Quality Index Data"

"Just Breathe"

Post Visit: "3-2-1: What I Learned"

"Clean Air and Loving Every Minute of It!"

Environmental Monitoring: Oceans

Pre Visit: "How Do Scientists Collect Data?"

"What is a Buoy?"

Post Visit: "Oh Buoy!"

"Webquest for Environmental Monitoring" 

Hurricane Prediction Lab

Pre Visit: "Recipe for a Disaster: How to Create a Hurricane"

"Hurricane Data Collection"

Post Visit: "Take a Spin with a Hurricane!"

Grades 6-8

Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring Lab: National Data Buoy Center

National Data Buoy Center Data Sheet

Post Visit: R-A-F-T Activity

R-A-F-T Student Sheet

Serial Dilution Lesson

Serial Dilution Student Sheet

Serial Dilution Lab Answer Key

Hurricane Prediction Lab

Lesson: Swirling Vortices

Anticipated Responses to Swirling Vortices

Answer Key: Swirling Vortices

Stucture of a Hurricane Student Sheet


Lesson: Wind Speed vs. Barometric Pressure

Data Chart for Wind Speed vs. Barometric Pressure

NHC website part 1

NHC website part 2

NHC website part 3

NHC website part 4

Sample Data Sheet for Wind Speed vs. Barometric Pressure

Post Visit Lesson: Convection

Post Visit Lesson: Convection (Lab Sheet)

Additional Resources


Scavenger Hunt (1)

Scavenger Hunt (2)