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Marine Industry Learning Guide
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This easy-to-use guide is designed to provide maximum flexibility for learners in both formal and informal settings. It may be used as a standalone teaching tool, or to supplement lessons in other areas. This guide includes information about the marine industry with useful lessons for students in grades K-12 with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) objectives and alignment to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is an independent, marine industry-led entity that engages industry, regulators, environmental groups, educators and the public by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA is a non-profit organization committed to “Save Our Seas” and preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, students and the public about the need, and strategies for, protecting global ocean resources. **Updated version of this guide being released soon!**

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This easy-to-use guide is designed to provide maximum flexibility for educators in both form and informal settings. It may be used as a standalone teaching tool, or to supplement lessons in other areas. This guide includes information about marine debris and useful lessons for students in grades K-12, with a focus on STEM objectives. These engaging lesson plans are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is an industry-led organization that works to educate seafarers, port communities and students about the need and strategies for protecting the marine environment. In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NAMEPA has created An Educator’s Guide to Marine Debris to provide educators with a tool to help students become more informed on marine debris and encourage environmental stewardship.

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Educator's Guide to the Marine Envrionment
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This comprehensive educator's guide can be used by formal and non-formal educators to provide interactive ways to bring the marine environment into the classroom. It also highlights fun, hands-on learning techniques in outdoor settings to enhance ocean literacy. All lesson plans are aligned with NGSS. The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a non-profit with a mission to educate students, seafarers, and the general public on the importance of marine environment conservation.

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The Secrets of the Forest series was written with 2 main purposes in mind. 1. To offer parents, teachers, scout leaders, and outdoor educators a guide to engage their students in Nature . . . at a time when our young ones so desperately need this connection, as does Nature itself. 2) To win over a new generation of environmental advocates who will look after this world.

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This free 4-day high school unit introduces students to climate science, scientific modeling, citizen science, and plant phenology. The unit builds students’ understanding of not only the climate's impact on Michigan's agriculture, economy, and citizens, but also their own impact on the climate.

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This free ten day unit introduces students to plant growth and climate change concepts, current forest ecology research methods, and how climate change can impact forests. The unit builds students’ understanding of the impact climate has on tree growth and forests, and also the impact humans have on climate.

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Beyond Doom and Gloom: Engage in Climate and Energy Solutions is a timely, no cost learning prototype for higher education faculty and high school teachers. This resource is offered by the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS), which includes 45 organizations such as the Society for Conservation Biology, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Psychological Association, American Academy of Religion and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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