Social Science

Conservation Action Planning Activity 

Students model the Conservation Action Planning process used by the Frenchman Bay Partners ( to develop a Bay Plan for ensuring the future health of Frenchman Bay by representing different stakeholder groups and identifying conservation targets, indirect threats, and strategies. Student groups develop individual plans or whole classes come to consensus on a single plan.
Teacher Documents:

Student Readings:

Activity Handouts:

To see a video of a variation of this activity we did at the 2013 Student Marine Science Symposium, click here.


Other Resources:

Mystic Human Impact Activity

Mapping Lesson

GIS Mapping Resources:

QGIS download

Island Institute Training Guides