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National Science Foundation
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Promoting Public Understanding of Science & Engineering
NSF supports a wide variety of educational and informational projects for the general public
IMAX films and other film projects for diverse audiences
Permanent, regional and traveling exhibits and associated outreach programs
Innovative programs for children and adults, and science information material for broadcasters
Radio shows, Web-based resources, community programs, life-long learning opportunities
Overview of NSF's Informal Science Education program

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

image of community members on a beach

From northern California to Alaska, over 700 community members search their beach every month for what the tide brings in. Focusing on beached birds, the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) has documented over 35,000 birds and more than 125 species. Aged 7 to 93, COASSTers are fervent believers in the power of their data to track climate impacts, set a baseline for oil spills and reveal the health of nearshore ocean ecosystems. Are you a beach walker concerned about what's happening to your favorite shoreline? Get involved!

Learn more about COASST here: http://www.coasst.org .



Credit: J.Dolliver/COASST