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Dear Students, 

Welcome to the Ocean Literacy Course. By learning about the 7 key principles of Ocean Literacy, you will develop an understanding of how all of us are connected to the ocean, and how the ocean impacts our lives as much as we impact the ocean.

This course will both teach you about many fascinating aspects of our ocean while arming you with the ability to help conserve one of the most beautiful, complex, and important parts of our earth.

To mark your progress towards Ocean Literacy, you can earn badges by completing each section of the course. Bonus badges can also be collected when you complete additional assignments!

 

 

Dear Teachers,

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 middle level students. This course is geared towards grades 7 to 9, or ages 11 to 14.


You may use these resources as you wish by choosing 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 that can be accessed 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. Click Here 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, Click Here and use 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.



For a walk-through on how to register, refer to the How to Register Tutorial Video

 


If you have any questions or feedback for the Ocean Literacy Course, please contact [email protected]

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/oceanlitelem/

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Dive into the U.N. Ocean Decade by exploring our Ocean Literacy Courses!

Posted by Andrew Lang Wong on January 5th, 2021

Welcome to the Ocean Decade: “A decade that will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Here at Ocean Wise, we believe that fostering Ocean Literacy is fundamental to the sustainable stewardship of our world’s oceans and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We encourage you – whether you are an educator, a student, or a passionate individual– to explore our free Ocean Literacy Courses and deepen your understanding of the ocean and our complex relationship with it!

Additionally, explore our Educator Resource Library for a comprehensive and curated collection of resources, lesson plans and classroom activities to help bring ocean literacy into your classrooms.

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