What Is Marine Debris? (Background)

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

This brief reading passage discusses types, sources, and impacts of marine debris, including an anecdote about recovery from Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi.

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  
• Impacts  
• Solutions  
• Grade 3-5  
• Grade 6-8  
• Informal  
• Language Arts  
• Social Studies  
• Earth Science  
• Physical Science  
NOAA Regions:   • Gulf of Mexico  • Southeast
Last updated Thu, 04/25/2024 - 11:10 am EDT