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Talking Trash about the Oceans: Creating a Community Service Campaign to Stop Offshore Dumping DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this lesson, students create a community service advertising campaign that raises awareness about the importance of keeping trash out of the marine ecosystem. Students work in teams to create different ad campaigns geared toward particular target audiences and produce posters promoting their messages. Links to additional information and resources are also provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, The New York Times Company.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-461
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The New York Times Learning Network