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The ABCs of Ecology:
An Educator's Guide to Learning Outside

Only $24.95

ABCs of Ecology: An Educator's Guide To Learning Outside

Classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists - anyone committed to teaching children about the world in which they live — will appreciate these 230 illustrated pages of activities with worksheets and plans for a single lesson or a broader ecology unit.

  • Includes chapters and background info on Geology, Climate, Forest, ABCs of Ecology and Watersheds.
  • Includes interdisciplinary approaches to link curriculum areas together to meet state curriculum goals.
  • Designed for classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists and nature center volunteers.
  • Lessons geared for 3rd - 8th grade levels, with some appropriate for younger and older grade levels.
  • Created from the first-hand experience of the Ferry Beach Ecology School staff on Maine‚Äôs coast.

Order yours today for easy access to innovative lessons, hands-on and experiential activities, and reproducible worksheets.

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The Ferry Beach Field Guide: An Ecological Tour Of New England's Coastal Ecosystems
Only $12, including 120 illustrated pages

The Ferry Beach Field Guide: An Ecological Tour of New England's Coastal Ecosystems

Increase your knowledge of New England's coastal ecosystems with this handy, fun and easy-to-use field guide. This unique 120-page guide is organized by ecosystem and includes the most common species found in each. Here's a peek of the layout inside our Field Guide:

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FBES 27oz Water bottle *New*
Stainless Steel, BPA-free

Only $10
FBES Water Bottle

BPA-Free (that means it doesn't contain Bisphenol-A or Phthalates) with FBES logo in white and a place to write your name. These Camelbak water bottles hold 500 ml — that's about 16 ounces of your favorite cold beverage — the perfect amount during a lesson at FBES!

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The Ferry Beach Ecology School T-Shirt
made of 100% organic cotton

Only $17
Ferry Beach Ecology School Organic Cotton T-shirt

Cedar red and Indigo blue tee-shirts with artwork by Maine artist Jeff Pert on the front. Awesome all-organic cotton t-shirts are only $17!

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FBES Ceramic Mug
Holds 16oz of your favorite brew!

Only $10

Ceramic Mugs

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When you purchase one of these items, you support our cause and help to bring innovative science education programs to local Maine and New England schools!



Two Ways To Order —
Online Or By Mail


Now you can order your fabulous FBES merchandise online with a credit card. Just follow this link to go to our online order page.

Print out our handy order form for the ABCs of Ecology and other merchandise including our Field Guide mugs and T-shirts and mail it in with your payment.

*To make a bulk order (over 8 items) or international order please contact us*

SUPPORT THE FBES CAUSE Ferry Beach Ecology School is a nonprofit 501c (3) and relies on the generosity of many individuals and organizations. If you would like to support our work, please send a personal check made out to Ferry Beach Ecology School Program Fund and mail to 8 Morris Avenue
Building One, Saco, ME 04072.
All contributions are tax deductible.

RAVE REVIEWS FOR ABCs OF ECOLOGY: An Educator's Guide to Learning Outside:
Our 230-page teaching curriculum got a terrific review in the winter 2007 Green Teacher magazine. The Review reads: "The ABCs of Ecology is a guide prepared by staff of the Ferry Beach Ecology School in Maine to help educators incorporate field ecology into their science curriculum. “ABC” stands for Abiotic, Biotic, Cycles and Change, which the authors use as the four organizing principles for teaching ecology. The first chapter explores these basic principles, while the other four delve into geology (rocks and soil formation), climate (wind, clouds, atmosphere), forest ecology (diversity, habitat, nutrient cycles, succession) and watersheds (wetlands, water quality). Each chapter provides definitions, background information and a variety of activities for both indoors and out. While a few activities involve study plots or research, most are quick 10- to - 20 minute exercises, games or demonstrations that teach a specific concept... Although aimed at Grades 4-6, these experiential activities would add a fun component to any field ecology program, and would be especially helpful to educators who are just beginning to use the outdoors as a science classroom...