Adopt-a-Beach™ Forms and Instructions

How to Become a Team Leader

How to Become a Team Leader - Instructions on how to become an Adopt-a-Beach™ team leader

Instructions and Forms for Team Leaders

Instructions for Scheduling an Adopt-a-Beach™ Event - Detailed instructions on how to schedule an Adopt-a-Beach™ event online.

Adopt-a-Beach™ How to Guide - Instructions to guide team leaders through what to do before, during and after an Adopt-a-Beach™ event.

Litter Monitoring Form - Data collection printed by team leaders for volunteers to track litter they find during Adopt-a-Beach™ events.

Volunteer Waiver and Liablity Release - Sign-in sheets to be completed by volunteers for each Adopt-a-Beach™ event and returned to the Alliance.

Adopt-a-Beach™ Training

Adopt-a-Beach™ Training Session Schedule - Link to our training schedule. At each training you will receive an overview of the program, instructions for a successful event and information on marine debris in the Great Lakes.

Adopt-a-Beach™ Recorded Training Session - Can’t attend a training in-person or web-based? View this recorded training when it is convenient for you and/or share it with your team to get them better acquainted with the Adopt-a-Beach™ program.

Adopters in Action Litter Collection - A short video illustrating what volunteers do during an Adopt-a-Beach™ event.

Resources for Educators

Adopt-a-Beach™ Field Trip How to Guide for Educators - Checklist for teachers on how to prepare and carryout a successful Adopt-a-Beach field trip

Adopt-a-Beach™ Curriculum Materials and Activities - Ensure that the experience goes beyond the beach and back to your classroom, with lesson plans and activities to use before and after your Adopt-a-Beach™ event – taken right from our Great Lakes in my World curriculum.

Adopt-a-Beach™ Outreach Tools

Promote Your Adopt-a-Beach™ Event - Contains media and social networking tips and templates, sample emails and other tips on getting the word out about your Adopt-a-Beach™ event

Alliance for the Great Lakes Contacts

State by State Contacts for Adopt-a-Beach - Have questions or want to know more contact your state coordinator.

Additional Resources and Program Results

Adopt-a-Beach 2015 Results Webinar - What did our volunteers find in 2015? Find out by watching this 30 minute recorded webinar.