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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Coastal Dune Ecosystem

Author:

  • Randy Gardner
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

Advisors:

  • Dr. Nancy Auer
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Michigan Tech
  • Pam Schmidt
    Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science
    Mathematics and Environmental Education
  • Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray
    Biology Department
    Hope College
  • Helen Stenvig
    L’Anse Middle School
  • Rebecca Stroube
    L’Anse Middle School

Production:

Tech Alive

  • Animation and Web Design:
    Dr. Susan E. Hill
    Michigan Tech
  • Production Management:
    Dr. Martin T. Auer
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

This web page was developed under a grant awarded to the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Ms. Shawn Oppliger, Center Director and Project Coordinator
Ms. Joan Chadde, Center Education Program Coordinator and Project Coordinator
Mr. Thomas M. Occhipinti, MDEQ Environmental Education Coordinator and Grant Administrator

Media Credits

Title Page: Coastal Dune Ecosystem

  • Dune with People photo: Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.
  • Coastal Dune with Trees photo: Public domain image, courtesy of the National Park Service.

What Kinds of Sand Dunes are There, and How are They Formed?

  • Parabolic Dune photo: Public domain image from Wikipedia.
  • Perched Dune photo: Public domain image, courtesy of the National Park Service.

Beach and Foredune

  • Dune Zone illustration: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Trough and Backdune

  • Dune Zone illustration: © 2004 State of Michigan.

What Plants Live in the Coastal Dune Ecosystem?

  • Dune Lily photo: © 1999-2003 Charles Peirce, Carson City-Crystal Area School, Michigan Wildflowers. Used with permission.
  • Lake Huron Tansy photo: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Used with permission.
  • Beach Grass photo: © Molly Thompson, New York Sea Grant. Used with permission.
  • Side Oats photo: Stephen L. Solheim and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

More Plants of Coastal Dunes

  • Trillium photo: Paul Drobot and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
  • Milkweek photo: © 1999 Charles Peirce, Carson City-Crystal Area School, Michigan Wildflowers. Used with permission.
  • Pitcher's Thistle photo: Kenneth J. Sytsma and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
  • Houghton's Goldenrod photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3.

What Animals Live in the Coastal Dune Ecosystem?

  • Red Fox photo: Public domain image by V. Bern, published by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Ring-billed Gull photo: Public domain image, Pixabay.
  • Eastern Box Turtle photo: Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
  • Monarch Butterfly photo: Courtesy of the KidZone.

The Michigan Piping Plover

  • Adult Piping Plover photo: David Kenyon, Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Used with permission.
  • Piping Plover Eggs photo: David Kenyon, Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Used with permission.
  • Piping Plover Chicks photo: David Kenyon, Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Used with permission.

The Michigan Dwarf Lake Iris

  • Purple Dwarf Lake Iris photo: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Used with permission.
  • Lavender Dwarf Lake Iris photo: Jane Villa-Lobos @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.

Help the Dwarf Lake Iris

  • Distribution of Dwarf Lake Iris in Michigan illustration: Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

What Have You Learned?

  • Dune Impact animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Where are Coastal Dune Ecosystems Found in Michigan?

  • Michigan Dune Map animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

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