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

Reading and accompanying activity about the importance and challenges faced by diamondback terrapins.

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:  
• Impacts  
• Solutions  
• Grade 3-5  
• Grade 6-8  
• Informal  
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:  
• LS2: Ecosystems  
• LS4: Biological Evolution  
• Language Arts  
• Earth Science  
• Physical Science  
• Life Science  
Special Categories:  
• Outdoor Activity  
• Class Discussion  
• Scientific Method  
NOAA Regions:   • Gulf of Mexico  • Southeast
Last updated Thu, 05/16/2024 - 01:17 pm EDT