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Oregon Teachers Learn About Marine Debris
February 18, 2014 by NOAA Marine Debris Program

By: Nir Barnea

Education is at the core of marine debris prevention. It changes hearts
and informs minds, encouraging people to make smart choices. And what
better place to start than schools?

On February 1, teachers gathered at a productive one-day training on
marine debris, led by Oregon Sea Grant, at the Hatfield Science Center
in Newport, Oregon. Presentations covered marine debris as a local and
global problem, marine debris transport and modeling, marine debris as a
vector for invasive species, and the impact of marine debris on wildlife.

The training was part of a partnership project to engage 4th-12th grade
students in marine debris efforts through a comprehensive Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies
(STEAMSS)-based marine debris curriculum. The teachers involved will
take that curriculum back to their students and engage them in
project-based learning and citizen science projects.

Oregon Teachers Learn About Marine Debris

15. März 2014