Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - Great Resource for Coastal Literacy

The new Lake Superior Reserve, part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA), was dedicated in October 2010. This beautiful spot is described as "a combination of four distinct land areas and portions of connecting waterways in Douglas County, in the northwest corner of Wisconsin where the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior." The new reserve will include research and public education opportunities.

To get teachers started teaching coastal literacy, NOAA has a great website called According to the website, "Estuaries.Gov helps educators bring the beauty and the importance of estuaries into classrooms and educational programs. This site provides, primarily, an avenue for elementary, middle and high school students, and their teachers, to learn more about estuaries, research, and explore NOAA’s “living laboratories” - the National Estuarine Research Reserves." can be found at