For Educators

Photo Credit: The Good Men Project

Classroom Lessons & Curriculum

If you work in a school or with schools, you can make 8 June  a special day to focus on ocean issues. Check out these sources for a number of ocean related lesson plans:

  • Ocean Connectors developed a variety of educator guides about the ocean. The resources also strengthen student bilingual skills using activities in both English and Spanish.

Field Trips

Give students a hands-on learning experience by hosting a field trip to an educational or engaging area. This could be visiting a local aquarium or zoo, going to the beach, or taking a walk at a nature reserve. These types of events are great for instilling a passion for marine ecosystems and wildlife.

Sample Event: Nature's Academy Coastal Connections

Photo Credit: Oceans Wild at Alberton Elementary School

Presentations & Workshops

Host a presentation or workshop at your local school! Invite an ocean hero or conservation organization to speak to your students. Alternatively, create your own presentation about the ocean, plastic pollution, sustainable seafood, or energy conservation. Make it exciting and interactive by using films, music, games, and outdoor activities. Youth engagement is incredibly important for fostering future environmentalists. 

Sample Event: Presentation on Ocean Issues Facing Samoans