Winged Ambassadors - Ocean Literacy through the Eyes of Albatross

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Paleoclimatologists studying a reef

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oikonos

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The classroom activity page Winged Ambassadors - Ocean Literacy through the Eyes of Albatross is available free online courtesy of NOAA, Oikonos, and other partners. Albatrosses, charismatic and threatened seabirds, are ambassadors for a clean ocean because they traverse vast oceanic regions searching for floating food. Along their journeys, they ingest plastic trash and feed it directly to their chicks. These five lessons comprise new and modified activities, using inquiry-based science instruction, aligned to new standards for grades 6-8 with extensions for grades 9-12.

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