Teacher's Resources

Oregon Coast STEM Hub

Here are lesson plans and resources for learners developed by the state’s leading marine educators. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is centered at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and serves the entire Oregon coast region.



Marine Debris STEAMSS

Want to go deeper into marine debris?  Here are hands-on activities for learners in grades 4 through 12, harnessing the power of STEAMSS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Social Studies. 



Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Part of the Marine Activities, Resources, and Education (MARE) program and National Science Foundation’s Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education 



National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration education resources


This is an amazing government science agency with a ton of education resources available online, organized by themes and common teaching topics.

NOAA Ocean Explorer education materials

Follow scientists into the field! Ocean Explorer provides direct access to lesson plans developed by scientists and educators during Ocean Explorer field seasons. These lessons are geared toward students in Grades 5-12. Presented here as Web-based education materials, each lesson plan corresponds with a specific ocean exploration and can be supplemented with daily logs prepared by scientists and educators during each mission at sea. 



NOAA Marine Debris Tracker app


The Marine Debris Tracker mobile application allows you to make a difference by checking in when you find trash on our coastlines and waterways. Anyone picking up marine litter can easily track and log items from a list of common debris items found on the shoreline or in the water.


NOAA videos


TRASH TALK is a 15-minute special feature on marine debris, produced for World Ocean Day. Several more short videos introduce the problem of marine debris to middle and high-school students.


NOAA games

This arcade offers games and interactive activities focused on ocean themes and environmental stewardship.



The Incredible Carbon Journey game

Play the Carbon Journey Game 


Trash Smash



Water Life: Where Rivers Meet the Sea



Ocean Challenge puzzle



Understanding Marine Debris (activity book for younger kids)