- Oil Pollution Facts
- Marine Debris Facts
Marine Defenders Lesson Plan for Maritime Colleges:
This lesson plan was developed by Capt. Walter Nadolny, Asst. Professor of Environmental Policy at SUNY Maritime College. The Marine Defenders education module satisfies the new Marine Environmental Awareness requirement of the Standards of Training and Certification for Watch-Keeping (STCW) certificate issued the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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Marine Defenders Lesson Plan for Environmental Science or Biology Course:
This lesson plan was developed by Capt. Walter Nadolny, Asst. Professor of Environmental Policy at SUNY Maritime College. This lesson addresses the environmental impacts of chronic oil pollution and is intended for use in college level environmental science or biology courses.
This lesson plan was developed by Lottie Peppers, Master of Science, Teacher of Biological Science. The Marine Defenders high school lesson plan is a three day unit that teaches students about oil pollution and marine debris.
This lesson plan was developed by Capt. Walter Nadolny, Asst. Professor of Envrionmental Policy at SUNY Maritime College. The 30-minute lesson is intended to educate recreational boaters about the environmental impacts of spilling small amounts of oil in the water, the laws pertaining to oil pollution, and the responsibilities of boaters who see or spill oil in the water.
We have also created a 10-minute version of the film for classrooms that focuses on the environmental issues of intentional oil pollution.