Learning about marine debris.

Educate Others

The NOAA Marine Debris Program and its partners offer free, downloadable education and outreach materials for people of all ages to learn about marine debris. Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness about the problem, including educators, parents, friends, youth leaders, non-profits, corporations, and industry.

Spread the word with brochures, curriculum, and more, and help keep the sea free of debris!

Posters and Brochures

Spreading awareness about the marine debris problem and how to implement solutions is a key step in preventing it. Hang a display in learning centers to educate visitors about “garbage patches,” pin up a poster in your classroom, or hand out brochures at your local community center. The NOAA Marine Debris Program has a limited amount in print. Contact marinedebris.web@noaa.gov for availability.

Reports and Technical Memos

The NOAA Marine Debris Program has a suite of reports for download, including technical memos, action plans, and workshop summaries.

Fact Sheets

Download and print fast information on marine debris, the "garbage patch," and other hot topics

Curriculums and Activities

View the pages in this series to learn about the NOAA Marine Debris Program curriculum and activities that you can use. All curriculum and activities available for download and print!
Teachers, youth leaders, and parents can work marine debris lessons and activities into their children’s classrooms or playtime! Download an assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers and coloring activities or formal curriculum for Grades 1-12.