Ocean Literacy Framework

These documents serve as a practical resource that educators and policymakers use to influence teaching and learning about the ocean throughout our schools, museums, aquariums, science centers, parks, and other informal learning environments. Several hundred leading scientists and educators contributed to the development of these consensus documents. They were used to ensure that ocean concepts are well-represented in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Academy of Sciences, 2012) and the “Next Generation Science Standards” (Achieve, Inc., 2013).