DUML Marine Debris Curriculum combines community science with environmental literacy activities to connect elementary students to marine debris issues, research, and researchers in our community. The interdisciplinary activities in this booklet are designed to inspire our kids to explore and discover issues surrounding marine debris and utilize a mixture of newly created activities, existing research protocols, and existing education resources (from sources like Washed Ashore, NOAA, and ScienceWorldBC) that have been modified based on local conditions here in Eastern NC. Together these activities represent a year-long program that will engage elementary students with experiential learning based on local ecosystems.
Quick links to Marine Debris Curriculum resources
How Long ‘Til It’s Gone? activity: Download the card game
Marine Debris Entanglement activity: Download entangled bottlenose dolphin photos and descriptions
Marine Debris online classroom kit: Links to online resources for running the activities virtually.