Resources for Students and Educators

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NEW FOR TEACHERS AND HOME SCHOOLING:   Short videos or quests to understand and celebrate our natural world.  Highly recommended:

#EarthSchool is in session!
It is aimed – during this time of lockdown to help show off the wonder and mystery of our planet to our children through a daily, immersive environmental adventure from @UNEP @TED_ED and partners

NEW!  (added June 19, 2020)
Learn why environmental conservation is important, how to conserve water and energy, with new links to natural resource conservation information: 
A Student’s Guide to Conservation and Environmental Science
(Thanks to Eco-Friends Hanna and MIchelle)

Informational reports created by CMBC Students

Intertidal Zone at Bird Rock 

Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy

National Security and Climate Change

Coral Heroes –  An Educational Kids Comic For educational purposes
Takes you into the vibrant world of coral reefs and explains why corals need our help

Ocean Education Videos – from United National Environment Programme
– two minute videos with Jim Toomey include: Blue Carbon, Marine Litter, The Climate Change Connection, The True Value of Our Oceans, Nutrient Runoff, Adaptation to Sea Level Rise, and Waste

Awesome Oceans from edeos digital education
– eight minute animated short-film shows the fascinating habitats in the oceans and how human behavior endangers them.

Climate Change and Adaptation
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) – from EcoAdapt

Ocean Pollution & Marine Plastic 
Education Resources on Marine Debris from NOAA

Ocean Noise Pollution

Dangers of Plastic Pollution to Marine Life (Thanks to Kerrie and Angela)

Marine Plastic Pollution Educational Units for Students Learning at Sea – Download pdf
Program Designed for 5 Gyres Institute by CMBC Master of Advanced Studies Graduate, Erika Delemarre.
K-12, 78 pages curricula and activities from 5 Gyres

PlasticsBANList2016-11-4 – shows best and better alternatives to living without plastic.

Undergraduate course on marine pollution and debris from U. of Hartford

More teaching materials from the Plastic Pollution Coalition

Coastal Development & Tourism – From Ohio University
(environmental impacts and potential solutions)

water conservation, recycling, seafood choices and more)