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Your School Can Help Limit Ocean and Coastal Acidification

Teacher with students in a classroomSchool is a great opportunity for your community to engage ocean and coastal acidification. School is a great opportunity to help preserve the abundance and diversity of life in the ocean that we enjoy today by learning about and taking action on ocean and coastal acidification.  After all, today’s students will bear the consequences of increasing acidity and its impact on life as we know it.    

These links provide resources for educators and students to raise awareness of pollution that causes ocean and coastal acidification and how to reduce those sources:   

Teachers and Educators

Educators play an essential role by introducing students to pivotal issues and encouraging action in your classroom, your school, your homes, and in your community. Ocean and coastal acidification is a complex environmental issue that encompasses a variety of subjects that can engage students of diverse interests:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Physics
  • Law and public policy
  • Sociology
  • Economics

Lesson plans are available at the following links:


Explore this site to learn about ocean and coastal acidification.  We designed our pages with students in mind.  Elementary to middle school age students can also visit EPA’s A Student’s Guide to Climate Change to learn about ocean and coastal acidification, as well as how to be part of the solution.