For Teachers

The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America's classrooms. You will find curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that will excite your students about science and technology.

Ocean Guardian Schools
Promote ocean conservation at your school or in your local community by becoming an Ocean Guardian School and apply for funding to implement your conservation project.

Ocean Acidification ActivitiesOcean Acidification Activities
Our carbon emissions are making the ocean more acidic, which threatens life in the global ocean Use these resources to educate yourself and others to take action.

Voices of the Bay: Fisheries Curriculum
Voices of the Bay introduces students to Monterey Bay's rich fishing heritage as well as its relevance and value today. Each of the three instructional modules that make up the Voices of the Bay curriculum may be implemented as stand-alone activities or sequenced, in the order suggested below, as a more comprehensive course of study.

NOAA Ocean Data Education Project
The NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project is developing curriculum for grades 5-8 designed to help teachers and students use real scientific data to explore dynamic Earth processes and understand the impact of environmental events on a regional or global scale.

Oceans for life lesson planOceans for Life Lesson Plans and Videos
The Oceans for Life lesson plans and complementary short videos developed in partnership with National Geographic Society highlight cutting edge research, environmental issues facing the ocean today and our National Marine Sanctuaries. Appropriate for grades 6-8.

education evaluationEvaluation of Environmental and Marine Education Programs
Learn how to create and see samples of program evaluation plans and an environmental education literature review. There are also tools and techniques for evaluation, examples of objectives and goals, an evaluation glossary, and an online resource guide to evaluation.

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