Marine debris has become a global issue, affecting our oceans, marine life, and human health.  This class program introduces the problem, providing students the opportunity to understand how trash reaches our oceans and what happens to these various materials when they become part of the marine environment.  Students will connect how choices made today will impact marine organisms in the future.  Grades K-6, 55 minutes.


For the Marine Debris Vocabulary List, Click Here (PDF)


Videos for Grades K-6 

Trash Talk:  What is Marine Debris?  A 2 minute informative video about marine Debris.  A great introduction to Marine Debris.


Teacher Web Link 

Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit


Download the Next Generation Science Standards for Marine Debris (PDF).