K-12 Outreach Materials

Cover of the Trash Shouldn’t Splash Toolkit.

These materials can support student groups who are interested in reaching out to their school communities, including organizing art contests and visiting peer classrooms with marine debris education presentations. 

The Trash Shouldn't Splash Toolkit, created by Falmouth Water Stewards/Skip the Straw and Sea Education Association (SEA) with funding provided by the NOAA Marine Debris Program, provides strategies, best practices, and examples of successful, student-driven campaigns to reduce single-use plastics in communities. The materials in this toolkit include educational information about marine debris types, sources, and prevention; suggestions for creating logos and other communication materials; tips and scripts for interacting with restaurants; and templates for letters to community members and organizations to promote student efforts. 

Lesson Plans
Marine Debris Topics:  
• Solutions  
• How to Help  
Audience:  
• Grade 6-8  
• Grade 9-12  
• Informal  
Subject:  
• Language Arts  
• Social Studies  
Special Categories:  
• Crafts, Fun & Games  
NOAA Regions:   • Northeast
Last updated Thu, 05/16/2024 - 01:07 pm EDT