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Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Oil Spill

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The spill in the gulf (unfortunately) offers a number of learning opportunities and investigative projects. What are you doing in your classroom to teach about the oil spill in the Gulf? What resources have you found to be most useful for teachers, parents, and students to help them learn about it?

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Jason Flom's picture
Jason Flom
Director-Elect in Tallahassee, FL

1. This Oil Spill in a Graph from Infrastructurist provides some background & perspective:

http://www.infrastructurist.com/2010/04/30/the-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-...

2. NOAA's response and resources:

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/topic_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY...

3. NY Times' tracking map they update daily:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/01/us/20100501-oil-spill-trac...

4. NY Times' Graph illustrating the Spill's Effects Underwater:

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/05/05/us/05ecology_graphic1.html?...

5. Great Lesson plan on cleaning up oil spills (I did this with my students and they really enjoyed it):

http://www.amsa.gov.au/marine_environment_protection/Educational_resourc...

Greg Ira's picture
Greg Ira
Director, Office of Environmental Education, FL DEP

Hi Jason,

Thanks for sharing these links, I've been getting an increasing number of requests for educational materials/resources related to the oil spill. I will share some of these links you've identified.

Greg

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