For the 2021 Conference GAME invited members of the National Marine Educators Association’s (NMEA) Ocean Literacy Committee to discuss the updates made to the principles and share the Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12. To round out the conference, GAME members led activities that support each of the seven Ocean Literacy Principles to help make the connection back to the classroom. This page shares presentations, activities and resources from that shared experience.
Ocean Literacy is an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you—and your influence on the ocean.
There are seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy comprising 45 Fundamental Concepts. The Ocean Literacy Framework comprises the Ocean Literacy Guide, the Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K–12, and the Alignment of Ocean Literacy to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This 3-part framework presents a vision of an ocean-literate society and outlines the knowledge required to be considered ocean literate.
For more information about the seven principles, framework, and scope and sequence, please visit the National Marine Educators Association website at - https://www.marine-ed.org/ocean-literacy/overview.
To see how the Ocean Literacy Framework connects to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, please check out this ppt and matrix created by GAME Board to assist our members: