"Monterey Bay is unique because of its seasonal pulse and its diverse habitats but also because of its unique environmental history."
"A buckeye seed, an old oak tree, a forgotten redwood tree, a soil secret, a lost species found. What can we learn from them about the connections between people and nature in the Bay of Life?" --excerpt from Bay of Life essay Footprints: Living with the Bay
Explore human impacts in Monterey Bay through the lens of Frans Lanting and these themes:
Tending the Bay
Exploiting the Bay
Restoring the Bay
Sustaining the Bay
Scroll below to preview photos and focus questions for each theme.
The resource folder contains the full Footprints essay, focus questions with photo collections, and K-12 curricular resources for this theme. See below for a sneak peak at theme photos, focus questions.