Garbage is part of the human experience, but the disposal of our waste can lead to complicated side effects. Marine debris is one of these side effects that is impacting our oceans. With this exploration, your students can investigate the origin of marine debris, the impacts it has on our waterways, and mitigation techniques that are being utilized to address the issue.
Each session includes guidelines and materials to explore the featured topic. Our guided explorations are also designed with space for educators to make the sessions their own! Use the included materials, or draw from the "Build-Your-Own Lesson Plan" section below to tweak the sessions for your specific needs.
Marine debris is a stark visual reminder that modern economies are based on consumption without much thought for long-term consequences. With these resources, you will learn about the ways marine debris enters the waterways, impacts marine life, and how it is being cleaned-up.
Each module will include a combination of readings, videos, and online resources to create an immersive virtual experience. This review is also intended to inspire further investigation, so please explore the resources available below as well as the associated Curriculum Collections.
Build-your-own lesson plan
Use these curated resources from a wide variety of organizations to build your own lesson plan around marine debris. Screen a video to spark a debate or discussion. Incorporate a DIY project into your lesson to add a hands-on component. Focus on what kinds of questions the data can answer. Share your lesson plans with us, and we will add them to the collection!
Use these curated resources from a wide variety of organizations to learn more about marine debris. Watch a video or listen in on a webinar. Locate local workshops. Find answers to your questions. Review Relevant Terms...
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