Cool Seas Investigators

About CSI

Cool Seas Investigators (CSI) projects engage students aged 10-16 years in key marine conservation issues. Each project involves young people analysing data, working collaboratively and generating solutions to a real-world issue, which has both local and global significance.

The learning

As problem-based learning projects, young people are encouraged to connect with each other, and their local environment, to instigate change within their community. Based upon genuine issues, this approach is seen to make learning real and encourages a greater depth of learning than a traditional teaching approach.

As well as linking with core curriculum areas, projects also a focus on 'Learning for Sustainable Development' and the application of the following 21st century attributes – skills our young people will need to be successful in our modern world.

CSI: The Unflushables

Following a successful pilot, our Cool Seas Investigators: The Unflushables resource is now available to schools for free download.

This project has been developed by MCS, in conjunction with Keep Scotland Beautiful and Zero Waste Scotland, to target the issue of sanitary waste reaching our beaches.

Click here to download resources

You will also need the following resource, from United Utilities, for the workshop:

NB This resource has a Scottish focus. Additional versions of the resource will be available in the future. Watch this space for new CSI resources, which are currently in development.