"Environmental education cultivates our next generation of leaders by teaching them how to apply skills in creativity and innovation"- Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator
NAMEPA promotes the education of seafarers and port communities by offering programs and materials designed to help them make responsible decisions about the marine environment. We also work with K-12 students, colleges, universities and academies, as well as mentor and support students who wish to learn more about, or pursue careers in, marine sciences and the maritime industry. Help us spread the word!
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Educator's Guide to the Marine Environment
This guide is for students K-12 and has lessons on ocean acidification, ocean exploration, the marine industry and ecosystem health! It also has STEM and NGSS objectives. To download, click here.
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Educator's Guide to Marine Debris (AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH & SPANISH)
This guide was created in partnership with NOAA and contains lessons for students K-12. Powerpoints and links referred to in this guide are available below.
- Lesson 1: Let's Talk Trash
- Lesson 2: Trapping Trash
- Lesson 3: It's All Downstream From Here
- Lesson 4: Building a Watershed
- Lesson 5: Designing an Experiment
- Lesson 6: Cleanup Clues
- Lesson 7: Micro-plastic Investigation
- Lesson 8: The Solution to Pollution
- Lesson 9: Trash Tracker
Handouts, Flyers, and Activity Book
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HELP SAVE OUR SEAS!
American President Lines (APL) has a website for kids, teachers and parents with games and lessons to teach kids about basic environmental impacts, the ocean, currents, recycling, and pollution. CLICK HERE to visit the site.