Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Conservation and Stewardship

October 19, 2022

Claire Fackler, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Chloe McKenna, NOAA affiliate with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

50 years ago, the U.S. ushered in a new era of ocean conservation by creating the National Marine Sanctuary System. These spectacular ocean and Great Lakes treasures aim to inspire ocean and climate literacy and conservation. Discover what our national marine sanctuaries have to offer, and how these educational materials bring the ocean and Great Lakes into your classroom, home, facility, or wherever you learn best. You'll also learn more about our new USPS forever stamps, Reyn Spooner Aloha shirt collab, Sherman's Lagoon comics, and an exciting new partnership with National Geographic Society.

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50th Anniversary Web Links