DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill as captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on May 24, 2010.
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill that resulted from the explosion of the DeepWater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010 has been labeled the worst oil spill in U.S. history. This environmental disaster has caused great harm to the marine and coastal ecosystems along the vast extent of the oil plume. The media coverage of the Gulf oil spill has peaked the interests of many students who are interested in learning more about the impacts of oil spills on the environment. Click on the links below for resources and activities on the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill.
DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill Portal
NOAA Education Resources: Gulf Oil Spill
National Environmental Education Foundation: Oil Spill
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Network (GOMAEEN): Oil Industry and Spills
Self-Contained Gulf Oil Spill Kit, Cynthia Cudaback, Ocean & You
TampaBay.com article: USF says government tried to squelch their oil plume findings
SECOORA (Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association): Oil Spill