Seventh graders from Jerstad Agerholm K8 school in Racine, Wisconsin, recently visited North Beach on Lake Michigan and learned about erosion control, the importance of native beach plants, breakwall construction and more. Their visit was part of a Sea Grant project developed by Librarian Anne Moser, Coastal Engineer Adam Bechle and other partners that introduces coastal engineering concepts to middle-schoolers through hands-on learning on the Lake Michigan shore.

Students measured wind speed, tide distance and current speed, and studied methods being used to protect the beach.