What’s on in Education at MCS
We’ve got lots on offer over the coming months to help young people learn about our ocean, wherever they are learning at the moment. If you’re a teacher, group leader or home educator, read on for a roundup of resources and news from our Education Team.
Do you want your young people to be more involved in learning about underwater habitats and our superhero friends that live beneath the waves? We’ve been busy working on a brand new free online lesson. ‘Ocean Superheroes’ is available to groups and schools and is suited to ages 7-11 years. The lesson will be approximately 30 minutes, and group bookings are now being taken for sessions running between 9 November 2020 – 22 January 2021, with a fact sheet also provided. A group challenge will encourage children to get creative, producing a piece of imaginative content to spread the word about our amazing ocean superheroes. If your group is interested in taking part, all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking enquiry.
Don’t miss out on all of the great educational content on our YouTube channel which is filled with lots of recorded lessons to use with groups - our Cool Seas webinars are great for young people with content for primary and secondary ages. We also have loads of resources available in our Cool Seas Explorers Centre where you’ll find quizzes, games and a gallery exploring the work we do here at MCS. Please feel free to use these to help encourage young people to learn about our ocean.
We love being able to provide educational materials, but we know the importance of reviewing our content to ensure that the resources we create meet your needs. We’re currently looking for educators’ feedback with a short, online consultation. We want to know what works, and what’s missing, so we would be grateful if you could click here and help us out. There’s even a chance to go into a prize draw to win an ocean teaching pack for your school or group.
Finally, nominations for our Ocean Optimist Award have now closed, having been extended until the 26th October. Thank you for all of your nominations, we are so excited to look through them and we will be revealing the winner at our online AGM on Thursday 19 November. We hope to see you there.