The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America's classrooms.
National marine sanctuaries are living classrooms that can be explored in person or through interactive digital labs and activities.
Ocean Guardian Programs
Ocean Guardian programs encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers many scholarships, internships, fellowships and post docs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Games and Activities
Games, coloring pages, and fun activities to help you learn about the National Marine Sanctuaries.
The Media Library is a comprehensive collection of public domain photographs and short video clips from all 14 national marine sanctuaries that NOAA manages.
Education Strategic Plan
Learn more about our education vision and mission, and download our Education Strategic Plan 2010-2020.
The National Marine Sanctuary System works with partners to reach a wide and diverse audience, as well as creates, participates in, and/or funds education programs to increase ocean literacy.
Education at your Sanctuary