At SPLASh, we educate the next generation about marine debris and equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to become environmental stewards and make a difference in their own communities.
Our TEKS-aligned programming offers a variety of
interactive lessons for students to engage in real-world environmental issues and solutions. We work with teachers to tailor our program to specifically fit students' needs and learning goals. Ready to make a SPLASh in your classroom? Get in touch!
Our staff-led educational programming includes:
TEKS-aligned, hands-on lessons
Field and classroom investigations
Extension activities to encourage students to put their knowledge into action.
In-person or virtual programming
Programming is free. Groups are responsible for transportation to field trip locations. Schedule a program with us, today!
MARINE DEBRIS EDUCATOR'S GUIDE
For Texas educators looking to lead lessons and activities about marine debris and solving environmental challenges on their own, our educator's guide is a great resource! Create an account or log in at the links below to access the guide. SPLASh staff are available to answer questions and provide support!
ACCESS THE GUIDE
SPLASh TOOL KITS
We now offer tool kit rentals for educators in Region 4! The kits include all materials needed to implement the Educator Guide's lessons and activities. The toolkits are rented out, free of charge, for 2-week increments and are intended for classroom sizes of 28-30. Reach out to us if you require supplies for larger classrooms!
Interested in a tool kit? Fill out the form below!
TALKING TRASH IN THE CLASSROOM
We created this video so teachers can learn the basics about trash pollution and marine debris and how to perform a SPLASh trash transect! Interested in bringing this activity to your classroom? Check out our program guide to learn more about how our staff can help facilitate activities with your class!
Check out our YouTube page for more videos!
Download our interactive coloring book that features mazes, crosswords, word searches and more! (For ages 4-9)
VIRTUAL LESSONS AT YOUR OWN PACE
Looking for an online, interactive activity for your students? Check out our lessons on Thinkific! Thinkific is a free and engaging site that provides virtual learning at your own pace! GCBO & SPLASh have compiled courses on Marine Debris, Galveston Bay Ecosystems, and Ornithology.
Our Activity Book will teach kids about trash pollution through STEAM-focused activities including developing a research project and creating a bird feeder out of an old water bottle! (For ages 10-14)