Ghost gear is a harmful form of marine debris that affects our oceans, and many lakes and rivers around the world. This global danger was identified decades ago, but is only now being extensively researched and actively addressed.
This guide provides information on ghost gear, including what it is, where it comes from, what the effects are, and what is being done to address it in Canada and around the world.
The guide includes free, printable, engaging activities for youth G4-12 for fun at home or for use in a classroom setting. The written materials and concepts are suitable for G8-12, and can be easily adapted by parents or teachers to educate younger students about ghost gear.
This educational guide and activity book was made possible by the Government of Canada’s Ghost Gear Fund.