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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.
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
Saco, ME 04072.
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...