Indiana Coast Comes Alive in Poster Series, with NOAA’s Help
The Takeaway: Full-color ecosystem portraits draw thousands of teachers, students, and outdoor explorers to a coastal stewardship message.
Since 2005, an Indiana campaign focusing on the critical importance of protecting coastal resources has captivated thousands of state residents with vibrant, information-dense illustrations that are unveiled roughly every two years. The Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program helms the poster campaign, with funding assistance from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, and from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
The poster illustrations, by local artist Barb Labus, were designed to appeal to students in grades 2-5, enabling teachers to weave lessons about the coastal environment into their science curriculum.
Posters Illustrate Ecological Abundance
Beach access. Wetland restoration. Balancing economic growth and ecosystem health. Sand dune protection. Flooding solutions. Containing stormwater runoff. The list of challenges, and coastal management solutions, is a long one.
Posters: Take Your Pick
Posters may be picked up at several locations in the coastal region, or ordered by mail for a small shipping and handling fee. See this web page for more information. (2023)
Partners: Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency