A celebration of our connection to the ocean

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Mon 8th Jun 2020

Impact on the Ocean

Everything ultimately leads to the ocean. How we live in our homes, schools, villages, and cities impacts the ocean in the end. Help kids learn about how their actions affect the ocean and how that in turn affects them.

Featured Resources

Ages 7-11

The Oceans and Plastics Pollution

This extensive resource enables pupils to explore the role of the oceans in our lives and consider what steps we can take to safeguard our precious waters for generations to come.

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Ages 7-11

Ocean Plastics Academy

Common Seas has created this education programme to help every child to understand the issue of marine plastic pollution and how they can be part of a plastic waste free future.

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Ages 7-11

Plastic Free Schools

Surfers Against Sewage have a pupil led education programme, designed to create real positive environmental change in UK schools and beyond.

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Ages 7-11

Young Ocean Explorers

Young Ocean Explorers. This resource explores the fascinating creatures of the South Pacific and tools on how to care for our blue planet.

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Ages 7-11

Endangered Species Origami

An origami activity to fold 16 of the world's most amazing animals using this printable step-by-step guide.

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Ages 7-11

The Pacific Ocean and plastic pollution

Plastic pollution and understanding the importance of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).

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Other Resources

Ages 7-11

National Refill Day 19th June

Say goodbye to single-use plastic on National Refill Day

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Ages 7-11

Plastic pollution, our toilets, and us

In this TEDx talk, environmental campaigner Natalie Fee explains how we can protect the ocean by being careful about what we flush down the loo.

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Ages 7-11

WWF Ocean Learning Activity Set

This resource contains 6 activities aimed at building knowledge and understanding of plastic pollution and what we can do to help.

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Ages 7-11

Ocean literacy resources

Use the ocean as a hook to teach National Curriculum subjects. We are all inextricably linked to the ocean.

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Ages 7-11

Create a Marine Protected Area

A resource that explores Marine Protected Areas and explains why they are so important.

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Ages 7-11

Sign-up for a local beach clean

Surfers Against Sewage step by step guide makes it as easy as ABC!

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Ages 7-11

Host a zero plastic lunch day

Celebrate World Ocean Day by hosting a lunch with no single-use plastic component!

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Ages 5-7

Ocean Animals

Ocean animal profiles and ocean-themed activities to broaden knowledge about the amazing creatures living in the ocean.

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Ages 7-11

Marine Litter

This lesson plan will help students dive deeper into the issue of marine plastic pollution and explore possible solutions.

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Ages 7-11

Protect Life Below Water

A comprehensive resource to develop knowledge on threats to the ocean and how to use the ocean sustainably.

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Ages 7-11

Water pollution

Reading and writing lesson plan on the cause and effect of water pollution through hands-on activities.

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Ages 5-7

Single use plastics

6 ways to teach kids about single use plastics.

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Ages 7-11

How humans are turning the world into plastic.

A video setting-out the facts about plastic pollution and exploring what we can do to beat it.

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Ages 5-7

How much water do we really use?

A video demonstrating the “hidden water” cost of every day usage.

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Ages 5-7

Plastic quiz

Plastic or not? A fun quiz to help kids identify what items contain plastic.

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Ages 5-7

Octonauts clean the beach activity

A fun game to raise awareness about the rubbish left on beaches.

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Ages 7-11

Project WET

Action-oriented education which enables every child to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future.

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Ages 5-7

The ugly journey of our trash

This video shows the many different ways that rubbish can reach the ocean.

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Ages 7-11

How does plastic reach the ocean from inland areas?

A video that demonstrates how plastic reaches the ocean from inland areas.

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Ages 7-11

Incredible Oceans

A resource that sign posts content created by marine educators that tells critical ocean-saving stories using art and science.

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Ages 5-7

Plastic pollution

A resource to inform your class about the harmful effects of plastic waste on our oceans and what we can do to help!

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Ages 7-11

Decomposition rates

A fact sheet showing the decomposition rates of marine debris.

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Ages 5-7

Make a sea change in the bathroom.

A fact sheet with 8 easy steps on how to prevent bathroom products ending up in the sea.

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Ages 7-11

Water facts

20 cool water facts including study group tasks and classroom activities!

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Ages 5-7

Water conservation

Water conservation resource including 25 ways your class can become water heroes.

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Ages 5-7

A plastic ocean educational supplement.

A supplement for educating your class about plastic pollution problems and solutions.

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Ages 7-11

National Marine Aquarium Activity Booklet

An activity to raise awareness of our impact on the ocean and what we can all do to help!

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