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Celebrating our connection to the ocean

Thank You & Ways to Keep Blue

Thank you for participating in
World Ocean Day for Schools 2020
– our biggest year to date.

St Stephens Community Academy, Launceston

Over the last few days, almost 100,000 people have taken part (and counting) in our online festival celebrating our connection to the ocean. This shows how engaged young people are in learning about the big blue, understanding its inhabitants and why it needs all of our protection. We hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

It doesn’t have to stop there. Here are six ways for you to continue your blue learning:

Take our survey
So we can understand the impact of the day and make improvements for next year. Click here.

Set your own Plastic Challenge
Join the Marine Conservation Society’s #PlasticChallenge campaign to stop ocean plastic pollution. You could switch to reusable bottles, make a promise to avoid plastic food packaging, or even try to cut single-use plastic out for the whole month! Sign up and MSC will send you information and tips in July to help you on your plastic-free journey.

Join the Ocean Plastics Academy
Common Seas have launched Homeschool. 16 free, fun and easy-to-use activities designed for homeschool or classroom learning. They’ve also created a wealth of teacher resources designed for ages 5-16 which are aligned to the National Curriculum for England programmes of study for Science, Geography and Design & Technology.

Go deep on the topic of shark conservation
Tune in for a series of free events focused on the deepening your knowledge of sharks and marine conservation.

Join a ‘Cool Seas’ Webinar
Throughout June and July, take part in the Marine Conservation Society’s Cool Seas webinar series. Topics include National Geographic’s ‘Sea to Source: Ganges Expedition’, an author chat with Jo Earlam (pictured below) and marine ecosystems and climate change.

Signup for a local beach clean
Why not organise a class trip to get a beach back in ship shape? You can find details on your nearest local beach cleans here.

Become a plastic-free school
This groundbreaking programme created by Surfers Against Sewage equips and empowers young activists with the tools to create positive, lasting environmental change in their schools.

Set a date for AXA Coral Live
This November, tunein to Edu Encounter’s annual AXA Coral Live event, connecting students to experts at the CARMABI biodiversity and marine research station. There are 25 live sessions to get involved in, all are free.