Educational Resources

Public education and engagement are paramount to building support for environmental conservation and restoration. MBNEP provides education and engagement opportunities by developing and conducting outreach and awareness campaigns, field trips, lectures, videos, and hangs-on learning and stewardship experiences. These activities build stewardship and enhance quality of life by experientially connecting people to their watersheds, estuarine and coastal habitats, and the living things that depend upon them. Below are educational resources for use inside and outside of the classroom.

A Redfish Tale

A Redfish Tale uses animated redfish to explain the sources and impacts of excess nutrients in Gulf coastal waters, and how small changes in behavior can have a dramatic effect on water quality. The educational content of the video was developed in conjunction with marine biologists from the DISL Discovery Hall Program to ensure scientific accuracy and developed supplementary educational material to accompany the video.

A Redfish Tale Supplementary Materials

Pre and post test
Tracking Trash Lesson Plan
Activity Summary for Supplementary Materials
Watershed Address
Can You Find These Words: Answer key
Make a Watershed Model
Fred the Fish
Who Polluted the River
Water Audit: Data Sheet 1, Data Sheet 2
Groundwater Parking Lot

A Redfish Tale 2: FishSlap

FishSlap, the sequel to A Redfish Tale, follows Jimbo and Thibodeaux as they provide a fish’s point of view about the impacts humans have on the health of the estuary and on the water throughout the Gulf. From shopping centers to backyards to beautiful estuarine environments, Jimbo's and Thibodeaux's quick assessments and laser focus creates a fast-paced adventure full of rich visual examples and humorous observations about how the actions of one and the actions of a society can change the health of our environment.

Fishslap Supplementary Materials

See materials for A Redfish Tale above and additional materials below.

Understanding Your Watershed

Understanding Your Watershed provides viewers with aguide to understanding what a watershed is and important issues related to watersheds.

Understanding Your Watershed Supplementary Materials

In-class video and instructions

Additional Educational Resources

What is a Watershed
Conserve Water Survey
Sediment Tubes
Alabama Teacher Guide, 2010