Education & Outreach
Advocate | Educate | Activate
At NAMEPA, we are dedicated to fostering marine environmental awareness and protection through our comprehensive education and outreach initiatives.
NAMEPA offers educational materials for students, teachers, parents, seafarers, and industry professionals. These resources can be used to educate others about the marine environment, marine debris pollution and how to prevent it, and to learn about the vital role the maritime industry has.
"Wow, the NAMEPA resources are great! My students loved learning about food webs through Educator's Guide to the Marine Environment."
-Kelly S., 5th-grade teacher
Select resources are available in English, Spanish and French.
K-12 Annual Student Art Contest
Sponsored by NAMEPA, the United States Coast Guard, and the Inter-American Committee on the Ports of the Organization of the American States (OAS-CIP), students in grades K-12 living in the Americas are asked to submit an original poster that creatively depicts the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) World Maritime Day theme.
Planet & Ocean Discovery Series (PODS)
PODS is a virtual and downloadable learning series developed to bring Marine Science to your classroom! Each POD provides the necessary information and tools to deliver a complete educational unit. These interdisciplinary lessons are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles.
Interested in marine science education, the maritime industry, or digital media marketing? Apply for an internship with NAMEPA and explore new waters!
Industry Internship: Designed for college students and high school seniors or juniors who would like to gain experience in the maritime industry.
Education and Outreach Internship: Designed for college students and high school seniors or juniors who would like to gain experience in teaching marine and environmental science.
Marketing - Digital Media Internship: Designed for college students and high school seniors or juniors who would like to gain experience in multi-media marketing campaigns.