Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Literacy section includes K-12, Higher Education, Interpretive Services, B-WET, Community Outreach, and Education Calendar
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Literacy section includes K-12, Higher Education, Interpretive Services, B-WET, Community Outreach, and Education Calendar
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Literacy section includes K-12, Higher Education, Interpretive Services, B-WET, Community Outreach, and Education Calendar Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Literacy section includes K-12, Higher Education, Interpretive Services, B-WET, Community Outreach, and Education Calendar

K-12

photo of students taking notes "In the end we will conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." -- Baba Dioum

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary provides a natural classroom for students to learn about ocean science. A day at the beach allows us to take a closer at the world where land meets the ocean.

What lives in a tidepool? What is sand made of? Where does marine debris come from? What lives below the surface? How are we connected?

These questions and more can be investigated during a day at the beach.

Sanctuary staff provide professional development for teachers and classroom and beach field studies for students and their families to expand knowledge of marine ecosystems and improve stewardship behaviors.

photo of students on the beach Sanctuary programs currently target underserved rural communities along the coast of Olympic Peninsula that border the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. When we work with schools that have a high proportion of Native American students, we strive to work with Tribal advisors, biologists, and educators to include traditional knowledge as a complement to modern science.



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