Educator’s Guide to the Marine Environment

Contains lessons for students K-12 on ocean acidification, ocean exploration, the marine industry and ecosystem health!

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NAMEPA Activity Book

Contains fun games and lessons for students of all ages!

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NAMEPA & NOAA Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris

Contains lessons for students K-12. PowerPoint presentations available on the NAMEPA Education Page.

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The Plastic Problem


8 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic

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Print the 2014 NOAA Marine Debris Calendar!

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NAMEPA Education Initiatives Flyer

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MARPOL Handout


MARPOL Brochure

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Learning Guides and Activities

Turning the Tide on Trash: A Learning Guide on Marine Debris

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A learning guide outlining NOAA’s Marine Debris Program curriculum, including lessons and activities for all different grade levels.





Understanding Marine Debris: Games and Activities for Students of All Ages

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An assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers and coloring activities to help children understand the problem of marine debris while having fun at the same time! Suitable for all ages. For additional information and resources, check out NOAA’s Marine Debris Program home page.



NOAA Protect Our Oceans Activity Book


NAMEPA Marine Debris Program Training Guide

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NAMEPA Marine Debris Brochure
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EPA Trash Free Waters PDF
Marine Debris from Land and Sea Handout
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Marine Debris Education (K-12)  – collaboration with NOAA and Sea Research Foundation

MARPOL/Marine Science Program – distribution through the USCG

Marine Debris Presentation- Elementary

Marine Debris Presentation- Middle School

NAMEPA Marine Debris Presentation Survey

How Does Marine Debris Impact Marine Wildlife Presentation

NAMEPA Education Video

Other Resources

US Coast Guard Kid’s Corner

US Maritime Administration especially for kids and teens

AUSMEPA Environmental Education Page

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