Uniting to Build Ocean Literacy with Children

As part of our increasing emphasis on youth engagement for World Oceans Day, we’re excited to announce the launch of a free online resource to promote ocean awareness and literacy, the Global Ocean & Aquatic Library (GOAL).  We hope this new resource will be of use to event organizers and others involved with World Oceans Day.

The online library builds on the publication of World Oceans Day last year, which was narrated by World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council members and others in multiple languages, and is available as a free online resource. Printed copies of the books have been distributed worldwide and are available to distribute to your community for 2018 (Click here for more information).

Since The Ocean Project started coordinating World Oceans Day in 2002 as a unique opportunity for our network of partners to engage their visitors and the public, we have included many opportunities for children and their parents to get involved. For instance, we’ve partnered for the last several years with the Octonauts to bring fun ways to engage young children in learning about the ocean. We will very soon be adding Splash & Bubbles as an additional key partner to help better engage this target audience.

The World Oceans Day book serves as the cornerstone for GOAL, which currently features over 20 ocean and aquatic themed books developed by our ever-expanding network of partners. All books are available to print and distribute widely in communities around the world. For 2018, we are also introducing an “Ocean Heroes” series of books and other fun ways to engage children and their families in learning more about how we are all connected to the ocean, no matter where we live. If you would like to learn more about becoming an author for GOAL or are interested in sharing these books with your community, let us know, as we are always looking for new partners!

Also, 2018 corporate marketing sponsorships are still available but going fast. Further information: bmott@theoceanproject.org

Bill Mott 20-Feb-2018