During the month of May, members of the DBR will visit the various schools on the Shore Shore. For example, Duxbury spends time in the Chandler school helping the students use the natural resources of Duxbury Beach in a diverse curriculum that is aligned with the standards recommended by the Massachusetts Frameworks.
Kindergarten students visit Duxbury Beach in the late spring to understand about living things and their environment. The students use observation, exploration, and discussion skills as they learn more about habitats and the relationships between those habitats. The Duxbury Beach Preservation Society provides each student with an age-appropriate booklet containing pictures and information relevant to the beach environment.
In second grade, the students take a Duxbury Tour (part of the Social Studies Curriculum) and visit Duxbury Beach. There they learn about the importance of the bay and shoreline factors in Duxbury’s economic development. The DBR provides each student with an age-appropriate booklet containing pictures and information relevant to the beach environment.
Another example is DBR involvement with 6th graders helping answer questions and expand their knowledge with an in-depth study of life in the ocean and ocean zones. With research and observation, they learn more about the impact of pollution on ecosystems and the use of field identification strategies to learn more about habitats.