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NOAA Fisheries Education Program
NOAA Fisheries' Education Program works with our own experts and partner organizations to develop and distribute high quality, science-based materials and activities for students and teachers interested in exploring the science behind marine resource management and conservation. Our materials also help students, teachers, and the interested public better understand the agency's diverse mission which includes the management and stewardship of the nation's marine resources and their habitats, sustainable seafood, and the recovery of protected marine species such as whales, seals, turtles, and fish. Explore some highlights from our programs and projects, along with
other resources below.
The Marine Mammal Protection Act provides protection and conservation measures for whales, seals, and dolphins. Find out about our efforts to protect marine mammals and learn about our unique programs including WhaleSENSE and DolphinSMART.
SCUTES is a collaborative program between NOAA Fisheries, researchers, and educators to raise awareness about Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon. Explore the materials, activities, and lesson plans from our educators workshop.
NOAA Fisheries works with the Woods Hole science community to provide college students practical experience in marine and environmental science. Learn more about this engaging program of internships and course work.
These lesson plans help educators introduce students to the science behind responsibly managed U.S. fisheries. Explore the complexities of counting fish in the ocean and learn how ecosystem interactions play an important role.
The Saving Salmon website provides lesson plans aimed at teaching elementary school children about salmon habitats, hatcheries, and spawning practices. Explore the role that humans have in protecting salmon and their habitat.
The Voices of the Bay education curriculum uses engaging, hands-on activities to provide a deeper understanding of the marine ecology, economy, and culture that surrounds fisheries. Learn about our U.S. fisheries and the fishing industry.