Feastin' Turtles

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: Play this game to discover how plastic waste in the ocean affects not only sea turtles, but all marine life. In order to protect our oceans we need to keep it free of trash. There are many things each person can do to help keep the oceans clean, such as by using containers instead of ziplock bags, bringing a reusable bag when buying groceries, and recycling what we can.
Oct 29th, 2018

Interconnected Ecosystems

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: This activity encourages students to use a higher level of thinking through active participation. They will understand how each part of ecosystems are heavily reliant on each other, the unfortunate impact humans have had on our oceans ecosystems, and preventative methods to avoid further damage.
Oct 29th, 2018

Multi-layered Ocean Dessert Cup

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: Make a fun dessert to easily visualize the vastness of the ocean. If you don’t live close to the ocean it can be hard to imagine how big and important it is. It can also be hard to understand that there are many levels in the ocean with different environments and organisms.
Oct 26th, 2018

Ocean Clean Up

Added by: haileyrenaud


Oct 26th, 2018

Ocean Literacy Cootie Catcher

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: Introduce your students to the seven ocean literacy principles by creating an interactive cootie catcher designed by your class!
Oct 26th, 2018

Ocean Literacy Debate

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: In two teams, your class will be participating in an informal debate on the topic of “Actions protecting the environment can end up hurting those who rely on industry to survive”. Each team will be on opposing sides - one debating for environmental protection above all, and the other debating for the people supported by industry.
Oct 31st, 2018

Ocean Literacy Leadership Games

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: A collection of leadership activities that can be used to teach ocean literacy, while building a team atmosphere. Activities include: Empty the Gyre, Fish vs. Plastic Monsters, and Plastic Gang vs. Sea Birds
Oct 26th, 2018

Ocean Literacy Photo Contest

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: The aim of this contest is to learn more about the Ocean Literacy principles. To do so, you will need to submit 2 photos of two of the Ocean Literacy principles. Don’t forget to add a description of why you took this photo and what it represents to you, as well as a short title.
Oct 26th, 2018

Overfishing: A Game

Added by: Lukas Forssander

Description: A game to teach children the effects of over-fishing on livelihoods, fish, and other ocean life.
Oct 28th, 2018

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: The project is essentially a normal scavenger hunt, but we only take the photo of the object (nature-friendly). The teacher is going to give the student a list of objects (or clues) and the students are going to find the objects in the list. The game location is the nearest beach or waterway. Once the student has found an object, they will plot its location on a simple map which shows some basic features of the area --sandbars, large logs, tidepools etc. At the end of the game, a small prize may be offered.
Oct 29th, 2018

Sea Turtle Turmoil

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: In this active game, turtle bales (group of turtles) need to collect resources whilst migrating. As the game progresses they must watch out for hazards such as predators, nets, and indigestible foods.
Oct 29th, 2018

The Eutrophication Game

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: Learn about eutrophication and ocean literacy principle #6 through this active game for the classroom!
Oct 31st, 2018

The Three Seas

Added by: haileyrenaud

Description: This project creates a hands-on, creative and educational experience for students Grades 6-12. The participants will initiate a clean-up in a local area, collecting litter and rubbish, and then work together to turn the collected garbage into an art piece based off of an animal that lives in that ecosystem. After completion, they will present and explanation of how the garbage that was collected effects/harms the animal, the ecosystem it lives in and eventually the ocean. To finished, the students will reflect about what they’ve learned and how they can work to reduce their impact.
Oct 26th, 2018