Marine Protected Area Resources and Concepts for Teaching Ocean Literacy
This document melds the “Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages” (version 2: March 2013) with resources from the National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPA Center) that illustrate those principles. The information is intended to help educators improve ocean literacy by highlighting MPA Center resources on marine protected areas and conservation. The seven Essential Principles are a practical resource that outlines the knowledge required to be ocean literate, and are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
The seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy are listed in this document with those concepts that most relate to MPA Center resources highlighted in blue. Resource boxes showcase the MPA resources that illustrate each concept.