Resources for Students and Educators

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

New:  Smithsonian Ocean Portal – Fishing for the Future
Through a fishing simulation, students model several consecutive seasons of a commercial fishery and explore how technology, population growth, and sustainable practices impact fish catch and fisheries management.  Grades 6-12

New: Smithsonian Ocean Portal – Global Climate Game  (Grades 6-8)

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 Water

Ocean Fact SheetsFrom Waitt Institute
– 2 page pdfs include: ocean zoning, marine reserves, parrotfish, sharks, conch, urchins, overfishing, sustainable seafood, mangroves, lionfish, and aquaculture.

Awesome Oceansfrom 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
Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning – from CAMEL

Ocean Pollution
Education Resources – from NOAA
Ocean Noise pollution


Teaching about plastic polllution:
K-12, 78 pages curricula and activities from 5 Gyres
Lesson Plan on plastic pollution – Ocean Research Project
PlasticsBANList2016-11-4 – shows best and better alternatives to living without plastic.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch – information & more sites for personal action (Thanks to Jessica & her student David in Colorado)
Undergraduate course on marine pollution and debris – from U. of Hartford
University curriculum materials – Marine Debris Toolkit
More teaching materials – Plastic Pollution Coalition

EPA Fish advice
PBS Mercury in Fish
National Geographic News

USGS Eutrophication, Hypoxia

MSNBC- dead zones

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