Resources for Students and Educators

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Coral Heroes –  An Educational Kids Comic – For educational purposes
Takes you into the vibrant world of coral reefs and explains why corals need our help

Marine Mammals – Marine Mammal Commission 
lesson plans for various age groups.. includes conservation, policy, taxonomy and adaptations to life in the ocean

Ocean Education Videos – from United National Environment Programme
– two minute videos with Jim Toomey include: Blue Carbon, Marine Litter, The Climate Change Connection, The True Value of Our Oceans, Nutrient Runoff, Adaptation to Sea Level Rise, and Waste

Awesome Oceans from edeos digital education
– eight minute animated short-film shows the fascinating habitats in the oceans and how human behavior endangers them.

INDIVIDUAL CONSERVATION ACTION (water conservation, recycling, seafood choices and more)

Climate Change and Adaptation
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) – from EcoAdapt

Education Resources – from NOAA

Ocean Noise pollution


NEW- Dangers of Plastic Pollution to Marine Life (Thanks to Kerrie and Angela)

Marine Plastic Pollution Educational Units for Students Learning at Sea – Download pdf
Program Designed for 5 Gyres Institute by CMBC Master of Advanced Studies Graduate, Erika Delemarre.
K-12, 78 pages curricula and activities from 5 Gyres

PlasticsBANList2016-11-4 – shows best and better alternatives to living without plastic.

Undergraduate course on marine pollution and debrisfrom U. of Hartford

More teaching materials –Plastic Pollution Coalition

Coastal Development & Tourism – From Ohio University
(environmental impacts and potential solutions)