Climate Change Lesson Plans
- Frameworks Institute: How to Talk about Climate Change and the Ocean
- Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences: Climate Change Education (Grades 6-12)
- CLEAN: Teaching Climate Solutions (Grades 6-12)
- GlobalChange.gov: Resources for Educators
- Years of Living Dangerously: Climate Classroom
- Teach the Earth: Teaching About Climate Change
- NAAEE: Advancing Climate Change Environmental Education: Resources and Suggestions
- Teaching About Climate Change with The New York Times
- Climate Generation: Our Changing Climate (Grades 6-12)
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Marine Debris Lesson Plans
- NOAA Marine Debris: Turning the Tide on Trash – A Learning Guide on Marine Debris (PDF)
- Ocean Conservancy & NOAA Marine Debris: Talking Trash & Taking Action Curriculum (PDF)
- NOAA Marine Debris: Posters and Brochures
- Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures: Debris Dilemmas (PDF)
- Oregon Sea Grant: Mitigating Microplastics Curriculum (Grades 6-8)
- National Geographic Society: Marine Debris – A Legacy of Litter
- Oregon Sea Grant: Marine Debris STEAMSS Curriculum (Grades 4-12)
- Monterey Bay Aquarium: Ocean Plastic Pollution Classroom Activities
- NAMEPA & NOAA: An Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris
Right Whale Lesson Plans
- The Right Whale: Cooperative Group Jigsaw Lesson with Standards (6-12) and Suggested Articles
- Marine Mammals in Our Backyard (K-5)
- Cetacean Curriculum (4th Grade)
- Traveling Through Trash
- Collision Course: Using Scientific Data to Support Marine Policy to Protect Whales from Ship Strikes (Middle and High School)
- Tale of a Whale and Why It Can Be Told (Middle School)
- Face-ing Extinction: The North Atlantic Right Whale Presentation and Curriculum Guide
- One Earth, One Ocean, One Life (K-12)
- Anderson, H. (2000). A river runs through it: Art education and a river environment. Art Education, 53(6), 13-18.
- Ainsworth, S., Prain, V., & Tytler, R. (2011). Drawing to learn in science. Science, 333(6046), 1096-1097.
- Disinger, J. F. (1990). Teaching Creative Thinking through Environmental Education. ERIC/SMEAC Environmental Education Digest No. 3.
- Hall, N. (2013). Merging Science and Art: The Bigger Picture. The STEAM Journal, 1(1), 9.
- Holmes, S. A. (2002). Creative by nature: Integrating the arts into environmental science education. Green teacher, (69), 23.
- Inwood, H. (2010). Shades of green: Growing environmentalism through art education. Art Education, 63(6), 33-38.
- Rosenthal, A. T. (2003). Teaching systems thinking and practice through environmental art. Ethics & the Environment, 8(1), 153-168.
- Song, K., Imm, Y., & Gammel, J. A. (2011). Ecological mural as community reconnection. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 30(2), 266-278.
- Song, Y. I. K. (2008). Exploring connections between environmental education and ecological public art. Childhood Education, 85(1), 13-19.