Public Outreach Materials

Cover of the Trash Shouldn’t Splash Toolkit.

These materials can support student groups doing informal outreach, including tabling events, as well as reaching out to local decision-makers on topics to prevent marine debris. 

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:  
• Cleanups & Waste Audits  
• Crafts, Fun & Games  
NOAA Regions:   • Northeast
Last updated Thu, 05/16/2024 - 01:07 pm EDT