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Marine Education Publications

Teaching guides and information on our marine environment for K-12 educators.

Cover of the guide showing a salt marsh and the SCDNR logo.

Guide to the Salt Marshes and Tidal Creeks of the Southeastern United States

This comprehensive guide, produced in partnership by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, and Clemson Extension, provides an overview of salt marsh and tidal creek ecosystems in the southeastern United States. The guide includes information on species identification and classification, ecosystem services and threats, cultural and historical highlights, and stewardship opportunities.

Of Sand and Sea cover showing children examining a beach.

Of Sand and Sea: Teachings From the Southeastern Shoreline

Paula Keener-Chavis and Leslie Reynolds Sautter

This book answers questions about the ocean – how it was formed and what lives in it. The book contains a comprehensive explanation of ocean zones, plate tectonics, the hydrologic cycle, and the physical and chemical properties of the ocean.

Microplastics in estuaries poster.

Microplastics in Estuaries

This colorful poster describes how plastics degrade into microplastics, potential effects on wildlife of microplastic ingestion, and features several easy things people can do to help reduce the amount of plastics in the environment.

This poster is available for download, or request poster-sized printed copies from E.V. Bell, Marine Education Specialist, at elizabeth.bell@scseagrant.org.

Microplastics in estuaries poster.

Sporobolus alterniflorus (Spartina alterniflora) Poster

These educational posters show the main facts and distribution of Sporobolus alterniflorus (formerly known as Spartina alterniflora, the dominant plant in southeastern salt marshes. S. alterniflorus can be seen as the anchor – without this foundational plant, the salt marsh ecosystem would not be able to establish itself along our coastline.

This poster is available for download, or request poster-sized printed copies from E.V. Bell, Marine Education Specialist, at elizabeth.bell@scseagrant.org.