Part of the MISSION of Suncoast Waterkeeper in helping to PROTECT and RESTORE the Florida Suncoast’s waterways is through ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION for the BENEFIT of the COMMUNITIES that rely upon these precious coastal resources.

We aim to provide resources designed to connect students, educators, and the public to our amazing local watershed and inspire the next generation of life-long Bay advocates.  The goal in cultivating a culture of environmental awareness is for our youth to become community leaders by understanding issues impacting Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay, and the surrounding watershed.



Online Resources

Online Resources

Suncoast Waterkeeper has collected a variety of Environmental and Marine Science Education resources for teachers and parents to help with online curriculum from local and national organizations.  Please browse the links below.


Sarasota Bay Estuary Program teacher resource page has a huge variety of links.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program teacher resource page has a variety of lesson plans for K-12 focusing on Tampa Bay and our estuaries.

Sarasota Wateratlas focuses on helping the general public better understand Sarasota's water resources with real-time data for and education of a variety of biological, chemical, and physical aspects of our water.  Seagrass survey includes how data was collected and additional data of seagrass community organisms as well.

Live webinars with Sensing Nature from Seminole, FL.


Secrets of the Ocean Realm lesson plans on animals of the ocean.

Online Estuary Tutorial by NOAA ocean service education

NOAA's Estuary Curriculum lesson plans.

EARTH lesson plans from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute using real-time data and events.

TED Talks:

Sylvia Earle: Protect the Ocean

Fish Farming: How I Fell in Love with a Fish

*Lesson Plan: Will the ocean ever run out of fish?

Florida: The Future of Our Coastal Systems

NETFLIX Documentaries:

A Plastic Ocean

Our Planet

Chasing Coral

Water School