Four fantastic marine educational resources have been added this month on a variety of marine environmental topics including marine litter and fisheries. We now have 57 resources available and our online ecosystem looks set to continue growing in 2013!


Paint a Fish

Paint a fish is a campaign by the New Economics Foundation which aims to get the younger generations involved in protecting fish stocks. Kids from all over the world can paint a fish on the website to create a huge virtual fish stock. This will be used to call on EU leaders to refill our seas by restoring fish stocks to their maximum sustainable yield. So far they have collected over 2000 images of fish!


Smurfider

Seas At Risk member organization, Surfrider Foundation, has created this fun game to highlight the growing problem of marine litter. Help Smurfrider clear the seas of litter, but watch out for the buoys, bombs and octopuses!

The game is part of a wider educational pack available for teachers, including a CD-ROM of fun games, never seen before smurfs cartoons, stickers and posters. The pack is available in 8 different languages and focuses on several topics, including water quality, maritime transport and marine litter.


American Marine debris

Also on the topic of marine litter, two great resource collections have been added to Learn2Sea from the Marine Debris Program of NOAA. For kids, there is a collection of activity sheets, colouring books and craft activities to highlight the problem of litter in the marine environment.

Focused towards adults, NOAA also have a collection of guidebooks for users of the marine environment. Guidebooks include A Boater’s Guide to Marine Debris and Conservation, A Reference Guide to Recycling Monofilament Fishing Line, Managing Boat Waste and a Guidebook for Community Beach Cleanups. Perfect for anyone wishing to reduce their impact on the sea.


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