A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Download the Ocean Literacy Framework

Ocean Literacy Principles

Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences K-12 was published as a brochure. To acquire the print version:

  • Download the PDF version of the full brochure.
  • Request copies of the published brochure from the NOAA Outreach Unit. The brochure is free to educators. Write to Jeannine Montgomery

The Scope and Sequence

The Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12 was published in 2010 in the NMEA Special Report on the Ocean Literacy Campaign. To acquire the print version:

  • Write to outreach@noaa.gov to request a copy of the Special Report.
  • Download individual articles and the Scope and Sequence in PDF (see list below).

Key Articles

Scope & Sequence and supplementary materials

Craig Strang, MARE's director, and Peter Tuddenham gave a joint presentation on Ocean Literacy efforts in the USA at the first conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe, held in Belgium on October 12, 2012. Watch these sessions in our News area.


Listen to the webinar Ocean Literacy: Updates and Future Directions recorded on 9/1/11 with ocean sciences educators from MARE and other organizations.