Last fall, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) helped to sponsor the Ocean Conservancy’s 2012 International Coastal Cleanup. Over volunteers collected lbs kg) of refuse. This graphic represents the top 10 collected items.
Use this as a basis to compile sample activities to do with students to conserve the Earth, these include: plant a tree, recycle, turn off the lights, and clean up trash. The others are good ideas to simply introduce the students to.