For Teachers

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NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary aims to provide educators with resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in America's classrooms. Here you will find curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that will excite your students about marine science, technology, and ocean conservation.

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Florida Keys Traveling Trunk Program

This program is designed to engage, teach, and stimulate students into thinking about marine science topics that are relevant here in Florida. Lessons are aligned with Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

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Virtual Reality Collection

Dive in without getting wet! Experience the underwater treasures in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary through 360 media and virtual reality.

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NOAA Ocean Guardian Programs

Ocean Guardian programs encourage children to explore their natural surroundings to form a sense of personal connection to the ocean and/or watersheds in which they live.

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NOAA Resource Collections

NOAA has an extensive teacher resource page that includes lesson plans, resource collections and more!

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Sanctuaries Teacher Resources

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America's classrooms.

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Sanctuaries Webinar Series

This webinar series provides educators with scientific expertise, resources, and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom.

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For Students

National marine sanctuaries are living classrooms that can be explored in person or through interactive digital labs, games, and activities.

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NOAA Data in the Classroom

Students use real-time ocean data to explore today’s most pressing environmental issues, and develop problem-solving skills employed by scientists. Access online and classroom-ready curriculum activities with a scaled approach to learning and easy-to-use data exploration tools.