Ready, set, draw! Grab your kids, art supplies, and spread the word about marine debris, of course! The NOAA Marine Debris Program’s annual Art Contest for grades K-8 is now open!
Students can submit artwork from
October 20th through November 30th.
This year, show the NOAA Marine Debris Program:
How marine debris impacts the oceans and the Great Lakes.
What you are doing to help prevent marine debris.
To help raise marine debris awareness year-round, we will feature contest winners in our 2017 Marine Debris Calendar to remind everyone that we can solve the marine debris problem every day!
For a complete list of contest rules and to download the student entry form and art contest flyer visit our Art Contest page online:
Need some inspiration? Here’s a look at some of our past winners on Flickr!
For questions, please contact Asma Mahdi at asma.mahdi
NOAA Marine Debris Program Efforts:
Looking Back and Planning Forward
Volunteers with Salem Sound Coastwatch participate in a marine debris service learning project as part of a NOAA Marine Debris Program prevention through outreach and education grant effort. Photo credit: Salem Sound Coast Watch
2015 Accomplishments Report
Finding marine debris solutions is an everyday task for the NOAA Marine Debris Program. This year the program made great strides towards addressing and raising awareness about the global debris issue.
Here’s a look at a few highlights and some major accomplishments from this past year.
2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan
Since the inception of the NOAA Marine Debris Program in 2006, we have strived to help find solutions to the marine debris problem through research, removal and prevention efforts. Moving into our tenth year as a program, we have refined our vision and set out a strategic plan that will target our efforts to solve the immense problem of marine debris.
Visit our website, to take a look at our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to see some of our goals for the future.
October 29th marked the third anniversary of Sandy’s landfall in the mid-Atlantic. Hurricane Sandy resulted in severe damage to many communities, leaving a swath of destruction and large amounts of debris in coastal waters and marshes. Read the complete blog and learn more about our Sandy efforts, but clicking here.
Highlight: Marine Debris Efforts on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Construction debris removal after typhoon Soudelor.