Welcome to the Ocean Literacy Course! By going through the 7 key principles of this course you will develop an understanding of how everyone is connected to the ocean, and how the ocean impacts our lives as much as we impact the ocean.
In the Ocean Literacy course you will have the chance to earn badges by completing each section of the course. There are also bonus badges to be won by completing the assignments. Click on the badge you would like to earn to get started:
Welcome to the Middle School level Ocean Literacy Course on the Ocean Wise Online Learning Environment. On this platform we have created an international course based on 7 key principles designed to develop an understanding of how humans impact the ocean and how the ocean influences humans for secondary level students. This course is geared towards grades 7 to 9, or ages 11 to 14.
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 the site, as well as a video.
Under the heading Classroom Tools you will find additional support resources at your disposal, such as lesson plans, activities and worksheets 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 students. Visit this link, and register using the code Teacher.
Students in the Middle School and Secondary level course may create their own accounts and profiles on the Ocean Literacy learning platform. We suggest having a general discussion with students about online privacy first, and ensuring they do not use their last names in their profiles to protect their privacy. To register, use the following link and the code Student
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 Elementary School Level (Grade 3-6, age 7-11): https://education.ocean.org/oceanlitelem/
The 7 Key Principles which inspired this course come from the Ocean Literacy Framework. The framework, created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), was developed by many scientists and educators from the ocean sciences education community. Their efforts built on previous work to define ocean literacy, assess what the public knows about the ocean, and redress the lack of ocean-related content in state and national science education standards, instructional materials, and assessments. Explore the Foundations section to learn about how the ocean sciences education community came together to create these documents and ignite a movement within ocean sciences and beyond.