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#BePlasticWise - Take the Plastic Pledge

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Plastic is filling our ocean at the rate of one dump truck per minute. It is a human-caused problem but has an attainable person-centered solution. Take the #BePlasticWise pledge to reduce the amount of unnecessary single-use plastic in your life.
Jun 19th, 2018

All Badges

Added by: Rachael B-I

Print off the badges from the Ocean Literacy Course to provide your students with a physical symbol of their achievement as they explore the different principles of the course. This is a collection of all badges from all ocean literacy course levels
Aug 13th, 2018

Aqua Blog

Added by: Cristian Rojas

All of the best stories, highlights, tips and tricks, new discoveries, and heroes of ocean conservation from all around the world. Read the Ocean Wise Aqua Blog.
Jun 19th, 2018

Education Story Maps

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Explore pre-made, interactive GIS maps which have been specially designed by Ocean Wise to tell stories all about the oceans. Travel through the water ways of Canada, follow the route of the Polynesian Wayfinders, or learn all about adorable sea otters. New topics are being added regularly, so be sure to check back for more engaging lessons.
Jun 19th, 2018

Ever Changing Beach

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Resource created by Betsy Sheffield, the COASTeam program. Sourced from Vancouver Intertidal Field Trips https://madmjones21.wixsite.com/intertidalfieldtrips by Madelyn Muir
Jun 19th, 2018

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Looking to take an action and make a difference in your community? Want to learn more about marine debris? Want to join or lead a cleanup. Visit this site for all the important information, resources and support to take part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
Jun 19th, 2018

Humans and the Ocean Connections

Added by: Rachael B-I

Assignment for students to practice effectively researching their care and knowledge about the ocean to help people want to help with ocean recovery. Activity provided by Anne Stewart
Jun 21st, 2018

Hurricanes and Cyclones

Added by: Rachael B-I

Reading and worksheet activity, with reflection, to understand how the ocean is connected to weather. Provided by Anne Stewart
Jun 21st, 2018

Life in Ecosystems

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Matching game and reflection activity to highlight the biodiversity in ecosystems. Activity provided by Anne Stewart
Jun 19th, 2018

Life in Ecosystems Matching Activity

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Matchup ecosystem services (jobs performed) with the letters labeling these essential shallow water marine ecosystems and their components. Activity provided by Anne Stewart
Jun 19th, 2018

Me, My Clothes and the Ocean

Added by: Rachael B-I

Microfibre report from Ocean Wise Research team, 2019 This report presents a summary of findings from the first phase of research carried out by a novel partnership with industry and government agencies led by the Ocean Wise Plastics Lab. This Microfiber Partnership evaluated the shedding properties of 38 textile samples using a custom-designed washing machine test facility and a dedicated high-resolution analytical laboratory
Oct 30th, 2019

NatureWatch

Added by: Cristian Rojas

NatureWatch is a community that engages all Canadians in collecting scientific information on nature to understand our changing environment. Find out how you can be a citizen scientist in your local area.
Jun 19th, 2018

North America Marine Protected Areas

Added by: Cristian Rojas

North America's marine protected areas form networks of remarkable places along the coasts of Canada, the United States and Mexico that protect our continent's incredible variety of marine life and help sustain our communities. This series of films was produced through a unique collaboration of marine protected area agencies and aquarium learning centers in the three countries of North America. The videos illuminate the vital role these areas play in sustaining communities that depend on marine resources, providing exciting recreational experiences, enhancing our scientific understanding, and helping to conserve habitat, restore fisheries and protect species
Jun 19th, 2018

Ocean Conservation Research Topics

Added by: Rachael B-I

Comprehensive list of potential research topics for students, all related to ocean conservation
Jan 20th, 2020

Ocean Literacy Elementary Course

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Learn how the ocean supports life on earth and how humans have a direct connection to it. Become an ocean literate individual as you discover how humans have an impact on the ocean both in constructive and destructive ways. Explore the wide variety of resources, activities, games and lesson plans. Earn your very own badges as you accomplish the seven ocean literacy principles! Designed for grades 3 to 6, and the age equivalent.
Jun 19th, 2018

Ocean Literacy Middle Course

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Learn how the ocean supports life on earth and how humans have a direct connection to it. Become an ocean literate individual as you discover how humans have an impact on the ocean both in constructive and destructive ways. Explore the wide variety of resources, activities, games and lesson plans. Earn your very own badges as you accomplish the seven ocean literacy principles! Designed for grades 7 to 9 and the age equivalent.
Jun 19th, 2018

Ocean Literacy Secondary Course

Added by: Rachael B-I

Learn how the ocean supports life on earth and how humans have a direct connection to it. Become an ocean literate individual as you discover how humans have an impact on the ocean both in constructive and destructive ways. Explore the wide variety of resources, activities, games and lesson plans. Earn your very own badges as you accomplish the seven ocean literacy principles! Designed for Grades 10 to 12 and the age equivalent.
Jun 21st, 2018

Ocean Wise Research

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Learn more about the various research projects associated with Ocean Wise. Both onsite and in the field research is constantly ongoing, with many new discoveries made along the way. Each project is unique and is making an active impact on the health of the oceans and the amazing that inhabits it. There are lots of ways you can be involved as well - come and explore.
Jun 19th, 2018

Ocean Wise Stories

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Filled with fascinating stories, videos, and articles, learn how to be an Ocean Wise individual by exploring the stories - new topics are constantly being added so be sure to check back!
Jun 19th, 2018

Oceanwatch: BC Coast

Added by: Danika

Ocean Watch reports provide snapshots of coastal ocean health A rich array of sea life has supported Indigenous peoples along this coast since time immemorial and settlers have contributed cultural diversity over the past few centuries. Much of the B.C. coast is still relatively pristine, but the impacts of human activities extend far beyond population centers. Acknowledging that population growth, increasing resource extraction, and uncertain impacts of climate change are stressing the integrity of coastal ecosystems, many residents are seeking ways to improve the ways we interact with British Columbia's coast.
Mar 26th, 2019

Oceanwatch: Howe Sound

Added by: Danika

Ocean Watch reports provide snapshots of coastal ocean health Howe Sound is a remarkable blend of wilderness and accessibility. It sits directly adjacent to the growing metropolis of Vancouver, yet also contains fantastic wild places and natural recreational opportunities. With the population and development growing quickly, many are wondering how it can maintain its ecological values and way of life. This report provides information to help guide decisions as the area grows and changes. Working with scientists and other collaborators, we have produced a series of articles on key elements of Howe Sound.
Mar 26th, 2019

Protect Coral Reefs: Free Design Activity and Projects We Love Winner

Added by: Rachael B-I

During this activity, participants will learn about coral reefs and why plastic pollutants are damaging their ecosystems. Students build a game to simulate cleaning the oceans from plastic debris, using Makey Makey and the program Scratch. This activity is open for all teachers and educators to utilize in the classroom. To view the full activity, click the link below! https://actua.ca/en/activities/protecting-coral-reefs-and-cleaning-the-ocean/
Nov 4th, 2019

Self Directed Visits

Added by: Cristian Rojas

Coming to visit Ocean Wise at the Vancouver Aquarium? Visit our Self Directed Visits education page for some expert insight, lesson plans and habitat highlights to bring your visit to the next educational level
Jun 19th, 2018

Virtual Aquaclass 2020 Programs

Added by: Rachael B-I

Students will join one of our expert educators through live video conferencing in an inquiry-based discussion about a topic of your choosing. Using visual props and multimedia resources, students will utilize their creativity and critical thinking to explore the ocean. All programs are 30-45 minutes long, and include a Q&A time between students and our expert staff.
Feb 8th, 2019

Water Wonder Habitat Activity

Added by: Rachael B-I

Match up the animal with its habitat
Jun 21st, 2018

Which Melts Fastest Experiment

Added by: Rachael B-I

Activity provided by Anne Stewart
Jun 21st, 2018