Marine Debris Clean Up

Lesson Overview

Preventing and cleaning up marine debris is critical to the health of coastal and marine ecosystems.


  • Students will gather, identify, and analyze marine debris in a local area.
  • Students will learn about and participate in international efforts to minimize marine debris.
  • Students will understand the effects of marine debris on ecosystems, communities, and economies.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Conservation
Concept: Stability and Change
Type: Outdoors or Field Trip
File type: lesson plan
Standard: MS-PS-1-3, MS-ESS3-3
Duration: 90-120 Minutes

File Type: pdf
Categories: Lesson Plans
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