Teacher’s Lounge / Sala dos Professores


Alaska Sea Grant
Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum
Investigation 6 - Debris Detectives Field Trip
Overview: Students take a field trip to investigate some of the phenomena that they have been studying. They inventory debris along a shoreline or riverbank and study local water movement patterns to develop ideas about where the debris might have come from. (In locations where this is not feasible students may look at other patterns of change in the local aquatic environment involving freezing and thawing, wind, rain, and/or tides.)


Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Algalita’s educations goals are met through our K-12 school programs (including cirriculums and/or DVDs set to California’s science standards), through public outreach, and through our unique educational literature. We make presentations at the local, state, federal and international levels on the topics of marine debris and ocean health. We have also created a series of videos intended to inform the public about ocean pollution.


Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai`i (B.E.A.C.H.)
B.E.A.C.H. provides free environmental presentations to community groups and schools K-12 and other service activities such as sorting marine debris which is suitable for grades 6-12.
Marine Debris Awareness
Student Art Project displays
in celebration of World Ocean Day


COSEE SouthEast - Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
Marine Debris and Ocean Stewardship


Jean-Michel Cousteau : Ocean Adventures
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Debris Dilemmas Lesson Plan | PBS
Discover what causes huge quantities of garbage to end up on the most remote islands in the world and how this garbage affects wildlife. Accompanies the Web video “Trash on the Spin Cycle”.


Keep Oceans Clean!
Parents & Teachers


Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Multi-Agency Education Project
Marine Debris Module

created by Sandy Webb mrssandywebb@hawaii.rr.com
This module is a “toolkit” for teachers who want to teach their students about marine debris by looking at its impact on the Northwestern and Main Hawaiian Islands and performing related scientific investigations. It is designed for grades 4-12 and it is my sincere hope that this collection of “tools” will make it easy for teachers to inspire their students to become “student scientists” and stewards of the ‘aina!


Surfers Against Sewage - Not just Surfers, Not just Sewage
Welcome to the educational resources area

Operation Beach Clean is aimed at Key Stage 3 Science, English and Citizenship.  It covers SC1 Scientific Enquiry, SC2 Life Processes and Living Things, English Speaking, Listening and Group Discussion and Interaction.  Under Citizenship it also covers, knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens, developing skills of enquiry and communication and developing skills of participation and responsible action.
Operation Beach Clean - Surfers Against Sewage
Save Our Seas - Surfers Against Sewage


Surfrider Foundation Europe
Tomorrow’s generations are the children of today. It is important that they are aware of the environmental threats of the years to come so they may adapt their behaviour towards sustainable living.
Designed for children aged between 7 and 16, the Surfrider educational program was started in 1995. Its objective is based upon raising awareness of the importance of protecting the coastlines and of becoming an ‘eco-citizen’.
Our Education department creates teaching tools for teachers, parents, and all working with children who wish to provide them with the keys for sustainable development and coastal preservation.
Surfrider was awarded with an official approval as an Institute of Education by the Minister of Youth Sport.


South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
The Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris - Southeast and Gulf of Mexico


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Oceans and Coasts for Children, Students and Teachers