We are so lucky to live near the Atlantic Ocean and the ecosystem of a beach! Here are some
activities to do by the seashore. Low tide is the best time to do these.
Paper and clipboard or notebook
Pencil or pen
Colored pencils/ markers/crayons
Observe the plant life at the beach. What do you see? How many types of seaweed can you
find? Take pictures of them so you can identify which types you've found. Look for driftwood and
other items that have washed ashore. With permission from an adult, collect non-living items to
remind you of your beach excursion.
Close your eyes and listen to what you hear. What smells do you experience? Take a walk. If
there are rock formations, with adult supervision, explore the life in the tidal pools. What
different species live there?
What birds, mammals, mollusks and crustaceans do you observe? Make a list of them. Draw
some and color the illustrations. You may want to do some research on one or more of these
creatures, make a booklet or slideshow and share with your teacher, class, Hussey School
community and relatives.
Enjoy this beautiful ecosystem!