Educator's Guide to Marine Debris in the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico

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

This guide 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. Appropriate for grades 5-8.

Marine Debris Topics:  
• Types and Sources  
• Impacts  
• Solutions  
• How to Help  
• Grade 3-5  
• Grade 6-8  
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:  
• LS2: Ecosystems  
• LS4: Biological Evolution  
• PS1: Matter and Its Interactions  
• ESS3: Earth and Human Activity  
• ETS1: Engineering Design  
• Math  
• Language Arts  
• Social Studies  
• Art  
• Earth Science  
• Physical Science  
• Life Science  
Special Categories:  
• Working with Data  
• Student Advocacy  
• Research  
• Outdoor Activity  
• Crafts, Fun & Games  
• Class Discussion  
• Scientific Method  
• Action Project  
• Models  
NOAA Regions:   • Gulf of Mexico  • Southeast
Last updated Fri, 03/22/2024 - 12:51 pm EDT