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RECLAIMING THE SEA FROM MARINE DEBRIS

A three part interactive curriculum dedicated to the awareness and mitigation of ocean plastic

Dive into our comprehensive curriculum, “Reclaiming the Sea from Marine Debris,” created by Seaside Sustainability. 

This engaging program consists of three parts: 

  1. an in-depth exploration of the marine debris issue

  2. hands-on field experiences utilizing cutting-edge intervention devices (can be accomplished virtually with your classroom too)

  3. and actionable steps to reduce marine debris in daily life

 

This curriculum empowers participants to make a difference through awareness, education, and sustainable practices. 

 

Join us in fostering a community dedicated to combating environmental degradation and building a sustainable future. 

Part One: The Problem - “WHAT”

Part One consists of a compilation of the top lessons/curriculum, educational resources, and activities regarding marine debris and plastics. This is in order to spread awareness to individuals and develop a general consensus on what is to be done. These are very variable and adaptable resources: some in greater detail, some more involved, and some less. Determine your audience ahead of time so you can tailor/choose the material to your “classrooms” and/or teaching styles to help people look at marine debris and the environment in a more critical light. Different portions of the many curricula compiled may work best for your group and you can personalize the material based on preference and audience.

Part Two: The Field Trip - “So What”

Part Two allows participants to apply what they have learned during the previous lesson by taking part in a hands-on field experiences utilizing cutting-edge intervention devices which can be accomplished virtually with your classroom too. Utilizing this technology and any other technologies available (e.g. drone, ROV) at the site, participants will be able to experience the effects of plastic and marine debris in their hometown to prompt discussions about the causes and effects. They will also learn how to mitigate the problem in a more sustainable framework that takes into account the environment and the local populace. Depending on the size and interests of the group, other activities, such as clean ups and repurposing projects, may also be planned.

Part Three: What We Can Do Now “Now What”

After the field trip with your organization, you will probably have questions about how to proceed ahead with new knowledge of the marine systems. What other problems are our oceans and the environment generally facing, what causes these problems, and what can be done to help? Part Three will answer these questions and prepare participants to tackle more intrinsic problems that plague the waterways. These include all the small things you can do in your life to major global efforts and how you might be able to help them.

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