Seagul on Skomer Island Wales John Archer-Thompson

Our lessons are designed to inspire exploration of our seas and to help students discover the importance of the ocean for all life on Earth

All of our lessons are activity focused, linked to key areas of the curriculum, and include cross-curricula activities. We aim to foster a sense of care for the environment, many of the lessons explore how humans are connected to the environment.

Each of our teachers' packs include everything you need to teach the lesson, including:

  • A lesson overview highlighting key information like relevant ages, curriculum and subject links, UN Sustainable Development Goals and ocean literacy principle links, as well as learning objectives and resources required
  • lesson plan broken into simple steps designed to make the lesson plans easy to deliver. Steps include overview information, set-the-scene activities, a series of themed activities with approximate timings, reflection questions and suggested follow-up activities
  • A fact file containing background information for teachers
  • Worksheets for students

We have four themes:

  • Amazing Ocean
  • Sustainable Seafood
  • Marine Litter
  • Protect the Ocean.

The lessons in each theme can be run standalone or in the suggested order to form a larger, cross-curricula project. You could complete the plan across one or two lessons, or simply pick relevant activities from the plan that suit your needs.

Teachers' packs and their associated resources can be displayed on interactive whiteboards or downloaded and printed out.

Ocean Superheroes live lesson at Woodmansterne School Misaki Nambu

Credit: Misaki Nambu