"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
The ocean has the power to astonish all of us with its mysteries and vast forces. For people of all ages, a trip to the beach is a visit to another world that exerts great pull on our curiosity. But we also know that we affect the ocean, for better or worse. Whether we simply want to understand the ocean more because of that curiosity, or we want to act in ways that conserve the ocean's resources, we all must become "ocean literate."
National marine sanctuaries aim to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in classrooms.
National marine sanctuaries are living classrooms that can be explored in person or through interactive digital labs and activities.
NOAA offers many scholarships, internships, fellowships, and post docs for undergraduate and graduate students.
NOAA B-WET (Bay Watershed Education and Training Program) is an environmental education grant program that promotes meaningful watershed educational experiences in the K-12 environment.
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.
Olympic Coast Discovery Center, located on the Port Angeles waterfront, is a great place to begin your learning adventures on the Olympic Coast.