It’s important for students to understand the impacts of marine debris locally and worldwide. A large part of tackling the issue of marine debris is prevention, which starts with education and awareness about the impacts marine debris can have on wildlife, human health and safety, and our economy. Below are our recommended activities, curriculums, and resources that focus on marine debris education for all ages and grade levels.
Keep an eye out for upcoming professional development opportunities!
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)'s “An Educator's Guide to Marine Debris”
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)'s “The Educator's Guide to Marine Debris Southeast and Gulf of Mexico” and “Turning the Tide on Trash”