May 11th, 2015 – NAMEPA recently released “An Educator’s Guide to the Marine Environment, ” a learning guide designed to provide maximum flexibility for educators in both formal and informal settings when working with students to understand the marine environment. The Guide contains STEM and NGSS objectives and has lessons for students K-12 on ocean acidification, ocean exploration, the marine industry and ecosystem health.
The Guide contains twelve lessons in total, and is the second learning guide released by NAMEPA, the first being “An Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris.” The Guide includes a scavenger hunt, a lesson on vessel sound signals, a food web lesson, and more. The Guide was created to provide educators with a tool to help students become more informed on the marine environment and encourage environmental stewardship. NAMEPA, an organization comprised of marine industry professionals – who help carry 90% of the world’s goods and energy – is committed to working with the public to help “Save Our Seas.”
The Guide can be downloaded for free online at www.namepa.net/education. For additional information and to inquire about receiving hard copies, contact Elise Avallon, Education and Outreach Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North American Marine Environment Protection Association is a marine industry-led initiative that operates as a voluntary, non-profit and nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need and strategies for protecting this important global resource. NAMEPA engages maritime businesses, government and the public to “Save Our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA was named winner of the “Environment Award” at the Inaugural Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards held in Houston, Texas.