Ocean Guardian Classroom

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Does your class want to make a difference and promote environmental conservation at your school or in your local community?

Do you and your students want to help protect your local watershed, the world's ocean and special ocean areas, like national marine sanctuaries for future generations?

Now your whole class can get involved as an Ocean Guardian Classroom. NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries is offering classrooms throughout the United States the opportunity to be involved in an exciting and innovative educational program. All schools and classrooms in the United States, no matter where they are located, have an impact on the world's single, interconnected ocean. Marine ecosystems are all connected in some way to the places where each of us live. So even if your classroom is thousands of miles from shore, learning to live, work and play in a sustainable way protects your local watershed that eventually drains into the ocean.

An Ocean Guardian Classroom:

  • is an action-based program for classrooms related to the conservation of local watersheds, the world's ocean, and special ocean areas, like national marine sanctuaries.
  • provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents and friends to participate in a range of environmental and sustainable activities.
  • provides learning programs and opportunities that reflect environmentally sustainable practices that enable all students to be environmentally active and committed "Ocean Guardians.""
  • provides ways for classrooms to promote best environmental practices within local communities, while at the same time projecting a positive image of the school or classroom itself.

Register to be an Ocean Guardian Classroom today by completing the downloadable Registration Form (356 KB).

If you have any further questions, please contact sanctuary.education@noaa.gov for more information.

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