Marine Education Resources

Two articles on right whales and marine debris on Cape Cod in the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore 2014 magazine.  FCCNS.

In the new book, Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Millbrook Press), meet a team of Scripps Institute of Oceanography graduate students who sailed one thousand miles into open ocean to explore the North Pacific, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world.   Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 

The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) is a great resource for teachers and students. COSEE

Contests:

From the Bow Seat  Inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards.  Enter the 2015 Ocean Awareness Contest about plastic pollution.  Open to both high school and middle school students.  Prizes awarded to individuals and winning schools.

Winners announced for annual student marine art contest    Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) and NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary have announced winners for the annual student marine art contest for 2014. The contest, with a theme of “Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary,” attracted nearly 800 entries from students in grades K-12. The winning art will become part of a traveling exhibition that will tour the region starting this summer.

Look for information for 2015 contest.  Entry deadline May 2nd, 2015.