Regional Emmy® Award-Winning TRASH TALK – NOAA
Don’t you think it’s time we all have an honest trash talk? Ocean Today, in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, presents Regional Emmy® Award-winning TRASH TALK, a 15-minute special feature on marine debris for World Ocean Day. It is specially designed to be part of your World Ocean Day festivities and beyond…
NOAA’s “Picture Climate Change” Student Photo Contest
Show NOAA how climate change is impacting your community
To enhance our understanding of the diverse ways climate change impacts people and places around the United States, NOAA is asking students in grades 5 through 12 for photo submissions showcasing what climate change means to you…
KIDS VS. PLASTIC Plastic Pollution What’s the problem? – National Geographic
A sea turtle swims through the water and spots a white blob floating near the surface. “Yum!” it thinks. “A jellyfish!” Chasing after its dinner, the turtle swallows the item. But the floating blob isn’t a jelly—it’s a plastic bag that could make the sea turtle sick…
Teaching Children About Climate Change – the New York Times
Two new picture books and a novel for young readers place children at the center of climate calamity. Fittingly, they are stories of homes under threat; home, after all, is the thing climate change stalks, be it a house, a community or a livable planet. Each book offers its own lessons on how to cope with life under the monster we’ve created. The novel even shows how kids can help slay it…
“Earth’s Beating Heart”: 12 Coastal-Themed Books to Help Kids Grow Their Understanding and Empathy – Hakai Magazine
From the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the smallest bioluminescent organism to the biggest whales, this season’s selections take readers through the world’s oceans and introduce them to a range of incredible species.
K-12 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest – California Coastal Commission
This annual Art and Poetry Contest is open to all California residents in grades K-12 (excluding families of Coastal Commission staff).
All entries must be uploaded by 5:00 p, California time, on January 31, 2023.
See full Contest Guidelines in English and Spanish, on the Coastal Commission Website…Best Wishes to ALL!
Big wave surfer Maya Gabeira talks new children’s book – Good Morning America
Big wave surfer and two-time world record holder Maya Gabeira drops by Good Morning America to talk about her new children’s book, “Maya and the Beast.”
“Maya and the Beast” features illustrations by Ramona Raulitzki. Published by Abrams, it is available in bookstores and amazon.com.
To bond with nature, kids need solitary activities outdoors
A new study found solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there.
Keep learning with science activities that kids and families can do at home
With lots of kids home from school, here’s a quick roundup of NOAA’s most popular educational resources to help you safely hunker down while learning about the ocean and atmosphere. As well as some ideas from the UNEP, on how to teach them about the plastic pollution problem.