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.

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Ocean Guardian Activity Book

Learn about the ocean and why its important through word searches, games and coloring pages. You can also sign the Ocean Guardian Pledge to protect the ocean and all the creatures that live in it. The activity book is appropriate for children in Grades K-3.

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Ocean Guardian Kids Club

The Kids Club offers children a stimulating opportunity to express their insights, observations and understanding of their natural environment through the creation of original stories, poetry and visual art. All K-8 students are eligible and encouraged to join!

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Ocean Guardian Schools

An Ocean Guardian School makes a commitment to environmental protection and conservation. If your school is up to the challenge, learn more and register now!

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Ocean Guardian Classrooms

Classrooms throughout the United States have the opportunity to be involved in an exciting and innovative ocean conservation program. Learn more!

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Ocean Guardian Dive Club

The Ocean Guardian Dive Club is a youth dive education program designed to strengthen youth involvement in diving and ocean conservation. This program introduces elementary and middle school students to the National Marine Sanctuary System using scuba diving to create valuable hands-on learning experiences. The program is currently being piloted by dive shops around the country. For more information please contact sanctuary.education@noaa.gov.