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Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum

Learn the definitions, characteristics, sources of marine debris, and ways to reduce or prevent marine debris.

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A Learning Guide on Marine Debris

Learn the definitions, characteristics, sources of marine debris, and ways to reduce or prevent marine debris. It covers the effects of marine debris, including impacts on marine organisms, coastal areas, and human health. Information includes developing solutions and spreading the word. Start with worldwide efforts to prevent and reduce marine debris and progress to national and local projects for both teacher and class participation.

This downloadable PDF course includes a litter survey called "Let's Talk Trash." Each unit has several activities included, each with a subject activity, an objective, vocabulary list, materials needed, learning skills to be developed by the activity, and an estimated time to complete the activity.

RESOURCE: the OWOW Marine Program

For more resource materials, courses and fact sheets about Oceans, Coasts & Estuaries, visit EPA OWOW's index page of resources.

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