Environmental Protection Agency: Your School Can Help Limit 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.

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Oceanography
Middle School, High School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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