Coastal Flooding in My Neighborhood:
Engaging High Schoolers with Local Data

Washington Sea Grant has created a set of lesson plans focusing on high water levels in coastal communities. This three-day curriculum, aimed at high schoolers, introduces students to sea level rise, storm surge, and king tides and challenges them to interpret and apply sea level rise projections for their own community. Using tools from Washington Sea Grant’s King Tides program, students will select and analyze localized data, model potential impacts, and propose actions to prevent or minimize those impacts. 

The curriculum – currently in draft form – is ready for beta testing in classrooms! Download the curriculum materials below, try them out with your students during the 2023 King Tide season, and fill out the Educator Feedback form to help us fine-tune and finalize the curriculum. 

For questions about king tides contact: Bridget Trosin, Coastal Policy Specialist at