Calculate Marine Debris from Land or Sea

Educator's Guide to Marine Debris: SE and Gulf of Mexico.

Students will review and analyze a data set from a local marine debris cleanup. After drawing conclusions about the data, they will use it as evidence for a campaign to prevent marine debris.

The Educator's Guide to Marine Debris in the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico is designed for educators in both formal and informal education situations. It is a regional introduction to three main categories of marine debris: litter; derelict or abandoned boats; and lost or abandoned commercial and recreational fishing gear. It is appropriate for grades 5-8.

Lesson Plans
Marine Debris Topics:  
• How to Help  
• Grade 3-5  
• Grade 6-8  
• Informal  
• Math  
• Social Studies  
• Earth Science  
Special Categories:  
• Working with Data  
• Action Project  
NOAA Regions:   • Gulf of Mexico  • Southeast
Last updated Thu, 05/16/2024 - 01:20 pm EDT