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.
2017 Education Infographic
Every day, our educators share the treasures of the National Marine Sanctuary System with the public. We work to engage, inspire, and connect people with these special places and spark wonder in visitors young and old. In 2017, we worked with more than 120,000 students and 4,000 educators.
Education at your Sanctuary