Stranded…How You Can Help! Students will learn what marine mammal stranding is, how to read and interpret data to determine where and why strandings are occurring, and create a PSA to raise awareness about proper response to strandings.The data used in this lesson was provided by the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. This lesson can also be adapted to use local data. Topics Marine Mammals AuthorsBrynn Johnson & Dana Mohn Teacher ResourcesOverview PresentationLesson PlanExit card (Padlet app) Student ResourcesStudent video worksheetStudent Marine Mammal Expert Group TemplateSteller Sea Lion Data SetHarbor Seal Data SetCalifornia Sea Lion Data SetStudent evaluation and checklist Additional ResourcesMarine Mammal Stranding Response SheetWhat You Can Do For A Stranded Marine MammalSteller Sea Lion PopulationsGulf Region Recent Stranding Articles/ InfoNOAA- An Overview of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Stranding Network 2015Grand Isle Sperm Whale News Article 2017Dolphin Rescued and Released Article 2016Dolphin Strandings News Article 2013 Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsCause and effectStability and changeCore IdeasLS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and ResilienceLS2.D: Social Interactions and Group BehaviorPracticesAnalyzing and interpreting dataObtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts6.E: Humans affect the ocean in a variety of ways. Laws, regulations and resource management affect what is taken out and put into the ocean. Human development and activity leads to pollution (point source, non-point source, and noise pollution) and physical modifications (changes to beaches, shores and rivers). In addition, humans have removed most of the large vertebrates from the ocean.