Oregon Sea Grant creates curriculum, provides educator professional development, leads student events, and partners with the Oregon Coast STEM Hub to provide resources for formal and informal educators.


September 26, 2023 from 4:30PM - 6:00PM online

For Educators of Youth in Grades 4-12: Have you or your students encountered marine debris on Oregon beaches? Are you looking for ways (or MORE ways) to incorporate the topic of marine debris into your teaching?

Join Oregon Sea Grant as we share the Marine Debris Interruptions project, which guides students as they seek to understand local sources and community-level solutions to prevent marine debris. Through the 5E lesson model, students trace back a particular item found on an Oregon beach to determine where it came from and what it was originally used for. Once the life cycle story of the item is understood, students propose how to interrupt its escape into the environment. Participants will receive a $50 stipend.

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ORSEA Lessons

The Oregon Marine Scientist and Educator Alliance connects math and science educators with scientists to create and pilot lessons centered around marine-focused anchoring phenomena. Search the ORSEA website to find lessons.

Marine Debris Interruptions

Discover lessons in which students focus on one marine debris object, research its original purpose, user, and life cycle, and then propose targeted solutions to prevent the item from becoming marine debris.

Oregon Coast STEM Hub

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub promotes integrated science, technology, engineering and math education and serves coastal teachers, students and communities. It is one of 13 Regional STEM Hubs in Oregon.