Resources for Students and Educators

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Coral Heroes –  A new 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

Smithsonian Ocean Portal – Fishing for the Future Grades 6-12
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.

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 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
Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning – from CAMEL

Education Resources – from NOAA

Ocean Noise pollution


New – 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.

Ocean Plastic – Volvo Ocean Race – all educational materials & activities  for 6-12 years of age

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 debrisfrom 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 )