Speak Up and State Your Claim

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

Research-based role-playing activity where students identify and investigate stakeholders on the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels. In assigned/chosen roles, students present their "opinion" on the issue before legislature member roles, debating policies and practices around abandoned and derelict vessels.

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:  
• Types and Sources  
• Grade 3-5  
• Grade 6-8  
• Informal  
• Language Arts  
• Social Studies  
• Earth Science  
Special Categories:  
• Research  
• Class Discussion  
NOAA Regions:   • Gulf of Mexico  • Southeast
Last updated Thu, 05/16/2024 - 01:19 pm EDT