Photo by Kung Gay Cano

Photo by Kung Gay Cano

There are so many ways in which to educate yourself and others about the ocean. Are you a teacher? Check out our activities below for you to use in the classroom. Want to give a presentation on ocean issues and conservation? See more information here. Explore the plethora of resources others have created about our ocean.

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External Resources


National Geographic Ocean Education
Resources to help your students learn about ocean life, human interactions with the ocean, and the ocean’s physical geography; and to gain the information necessary to formulate their own opinions on ocean-related environmental issues.

NOAA National Ocean Service Infographics

Infographics about all aspects of the ocean; how it works, what threatens it, and how we can protect it.

Ocean Wise Ocean Education
Curriculum and online programs about the ocean for children and youth.

UN Development Programme - ocean videos on Vimeo
Overfishing, Invasive Species, Ocean Habitat Loss, Ocean Acidification, Ocean Pollution

Young Ocean Explorers
 Short clips and quizzes inspiring kids to love our ocean through entertaining education.

Climate Change

Stanford Climate Change Education
Climate literacy principles and teaching resources; as well as, professional development workshops, in-depth reports, climate misconception explanations, data, and simulations.

Simple Climate Action
Free lesson plans helping you teach Environmental Change and Management with specific reference to climate change (based on the New South Wales Stage 5 Geography curriculum in Australia).

Visualizing Change
Resources toolkit which will allow communicators to effectively communicate the ocean-climate connection using strategically framed visuals, narratives, and classroom activities.

NASA Precipitation Education
Activities, movies, online interactive programs, articles, lesson plans and more for teachers wanting to communicate climate change.

Thin Ice
Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world. Full length documentary accompanied by a dozen free short clips as well as resources for teachers.

All Ages Movie List
Common Sense Media has put together a list of kid-friendly movies that are an excellent way to start the conversation about climate change.


NOAA Marine Debris Program
Assortment of downloadable puzzles, brain-teasers, colouring activities, and formal curricula for Grades 1-12.

Litter Intelligence
A citizen science programme to collect data about marine litter around our coastlines. Members of the public, school groups, etc can join the effort to better understand and address the problem of marine pollution.