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