Welcome to the Ocean Literacy course! This course will help you understand how you are connected to the ocean and how the ocean helps you. There are 7 principles in total. Your teacher will help guide you through each of the sections. You can earn Badges by completing each one of these topics. You can also earn badges by completing the assignments in each sections.
After you have earned all 7 badges you can take the Final Quiz to earn your Ocean Champion Badge!
Click on the badge you would like to earn to get started!
Welcome to the Elementary Level Ocean Literacy Course on the Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment. On this platform we have created an international course based on the seven Ocean Literacy Principles designed to help develop an understanding of how humans impact the ocean and how the ocean influences us. This course is geared towards grades 3 to 6, or ages 7 to 11. You may use this resources as you wish, choose to do the full course or just a few of the sections. There is a How to Manual for navigating this site, as well as an introductory video.
Under the heading Classroom Tools you will find additional support resources at your disposal, such as lesson plans, activities and worksheet under Teacher Resources.
Any questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page
As a teacher, community leader, or home educator, you may join the platform first. This will allow you to view your students’ work and create accounts for the elementary level students. Visit this link, and register using the code Teacher.
Once you have registered, visit the Participants section and click “Add Students” button. Here you can create as many accounts as you like for your students. We suggest not using their last names to protect their privacy. You may wish to include your school initials as part of their usernames, as many common names may already be taken.
If you click the Register button in the top right hand corner of the screen and create an account, this will automatically register you at the student level. If you are a teacher or educator and need to be promoted to the proper access level, please contact us with your username.
If you have any questions or feedback for the Ocean Literacy Course, please contact email@example.com
For the Secondary School Level (Grade 10-12, age 15-18): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitsec
For the Middle School Level (Grade 7-9, age 12-14): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitmid
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympics and America’s Cup. With 11 legs, sailing across the world, teams will battle the ocean, weather and tides to prove themselves the best in the world. This is also the perfect opportunity for students around the world to connect with the powerful message that VOR is sending - we are all responsible for the ocean.
VOR has developed a number of Educational Resources for teachers to utilize in coordination with the race. With sustainability at its heart, the Education team at VOR has created an interactive and wide variety of activities and lesson plans to connect students with sailing, sustainability and ocean plastics. Resources are available for ages 8 to 12, with worksheets, booklets, power point presentations and more. available for you to interact with your students.
This is is particularly special, as the United Nations has sent a team into the race. Turn the Tide on Ocean Plastics is sailing the message about marine plastics across the globe.
Follow the live race feed on the VOR Dashboard