Webinars & Other Courses – Marine Debris

Webinars & Other Courses

Topic Key

Biological Consequences

Marine Debris Concepts


Sources of Marine Debris

Strategies for Mitigation


Educational Talks and Videos

Other Courses

Related Online Courses


Environmental Workshops


Stormwater Webinar: Full Trash Capture

"California has led the way with 100% full trash capture TMDLs. Watch this webinar to find out what we can learn from their regulations to help reduce the amount of trash that gets into waterways."

Run time: 30 minutes

Source: Hydro International

Talking Trash: Marine Debris Research In Alaska

"With Alaska’s extensive, rugged and remote coastline, longer than the rest of the United States combined, innovative and creative approaches are required to address marine debris. Join us to learn about types of marine debris of all shapes and sizes, as well as projects that are being undertaken in Alaska by NOAA and community partners to conduct marine debris research, removal, and prevention"

Run time: 1 hour

Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Trash Talk

"Featuring NOAA Marine Debris Program Educational Specialist Leah Henry, this fun and informative ten minute webinar provides a quick demonstration of hands on activities you can easily offer after you show the TRASH TALK special feature for your World Ocean Day event. "

Run time: 10:25 minutes

Source: NOAA

Working Towards A Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

"Over 130 countries have declared support for a global agreement to combat marine litter and microplastics. There are numerous processes underway to build momentum towards an ambitious global plastics agreement at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2 in February 2022. This webinar will discuss why a growing number of countries have indicated support for a plastic pollution treaty and what it could look like."

Run time: 1 hour

Source: OCTO

Other Courses

Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy

"Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk."

Source: UNC-CH / Coursera

Science Literacy

"Science Literacy will teach you about the process of science, how to think critically, how to differentiate science from pseudoscience, how indigenous wisdom can inform science, how to understand and design a scientific study, and how to critically evaluate scientific communication in the media."

Source: University of Alberta / Coursera


FLOW teachers using microscopes to voew microplastics taken form water samples.

Environmental Workshops

Pontchartrain Conservancy offers workshops covering a wide variety of environmental topics. Microplastics workshops include:

  • Marine Debris: A Global Issue with Local Solutions
  • Microplastics
  • Point and Nonpoint Source Pollution: Tracking Pollution to its Source
  • Water Quality: Using Fieldwork to Solve Local Water Quality Mysteries

If you are interested in booking or attending an environmental workshop, complete this form or email us at education@scienceforourcoast.org.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab*

"Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) provides professional development opportunities for teachers and informal educators through single day and multi-day workshops.

Workshops include experiences outside in the field, presentations, and discussions with research faculty, and time to explore relevant lesson plans and activities to take back to the classroom."

Source: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana

Teachers on the Estuary*

"A Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop is a research and field-based training program held at various research reserve sites. TOTE workshops offer a minimum of 15 contact hours, giving teachers the opportunity to:

  • Explore coastal habitats and conduct field investigations;
  • Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators;
  • Integrate local and national monitoring data into the classroom; and
  • Learn hands-on field activities highlighting our various Estuary Education Resources"

Source: Estuary Education, NOAA

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana