Waves break on Chesil Beach Natasha Ewins

Our workshops are a great opportunity for young people to learn more about the UK's amazing seas and how to look after them

How it works

Due to staff and volunteer capacity, we're currently fully booked for face-to-face workshops in Scotland. Use our booking form to enquire about an online session.

You can also find our wide range of free downloadable teaching resources for primary and secondary on our website.

Our workshop sessions have been designed to educate and inspire young people to care for our ocean. The sessions are free of charge and available to schools and groups aged 4-11.

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Our workshop sessions provide an important overview of the ocean around us here in the UK - read on to find out what's on offer:

We are the Marine Conservation Society

Explore our colourful corner of the ocean, the North East Atlantic, and discover what being a marine charity really means. Find out more about our work, how it helps protect the ocean, and how we can all play our part in saving our seas.

This session is available online only.

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Staff member giving talk at beach clean

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Protecting Scotland's Seas

Our face-to-face offer for schools and groups in Scotland is Protecting Scotland's Seas.

This session explores Scottish marine life, climate change, and the importance of looking after our ocean, and is available to book using our online form.

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Horseman Anemone Loch Fyne Scotland James Lynott

Credit: James Lynott

Lesson plans

After your session, we recommend downloading our self-led lesson plans. You can choose from four exciting areas, Amazing Ocean, Sustainable Seafood, Marine Litter and Protect the Ocean, to create interactive lessons and introduce more ocean learning to your school.

You may choose to explore the topic further over one day or even dedicate a whole term to it using our self-led resources.

Amazing Ocean

Explore the incredible diversity of our seas by learning how animals are adapted to their habitats and how ecosystems are linked.

Find our linked resources for ages 4-7 and 7-11 in our Amazing Ocean pages.

Mediterranean gulls flying in the sky with a barrel jellyfish underwater Costa Brava Spain Damsea

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Sustainable Seafood

Learn where our seafood comes from, how it's caught, and what makes food sustainable.

Find our linked resources for ages 4-7 and 7-11 in on Sustainable Seafood pages.

Trawler Net on commercial fishing boat Anney Lier

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Marine Litter

Begin to study how litter reaches the ocean, how it can cause harm to wildlife, and how we can all do our bit to help reduce the plastic tide.

Find our linked resources for ages 4-7 and 7-11 in our Marine Litter pages.


Credit: Aled Llywelyn

Protect the Ocean

Discover how your school is connected to the ocean and explore how your school can help in the fight to protect it.

Find our linked resources for ages 4-7 and 7-11 in our Protect the Ocean pages.

Shallow waters in summertime in the Hebrides on the West coast of Scotland Joost Van Uffelen

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