Our team can train and support you to run education activities in your local schools. Find out more to inspire the next generation.
Our education volunteers are at the heart of our work sharing the importance of our ocean for people and planet. There are lots of ways that you can get involved.
We all share one ocean and we want everyone to benefit from it. To do this we all need to learn about why our ocean is important and what we need to do to protect it.
Our aim is that when people understand that a healthy planet needs a healthy ocean, they’ll become more motivated to help it recover.
Ocean Superheroes live lesson at Woodmansterne School (Misaki Nambu)
Credit: Misaki Nambu
How you can help
From classrooms to community science fairs and Brownies to beach cleans; there are so many ways to engage with young people and offer them fun and exciting ways to learn.
You could offer support in a classroom, help at a beach clean, connect with your local youth groups, organise and support an Ocean-Friendly School or help us produce resources. Find out more about each of these options below.
We are developing new initiatives, building longer-term relationships with educators and students and finding opportunities to deliver in exciting ways and spaces outdoors, indoors and online.
You can share this journey with us, become part of our valued team, feel satisfied to have done something worthwhile and have fun, all at the same time.
“I would really encourage people to get involved in educational sessions as they are so rewarding, and enjoyable."Imogen, Sea Champion.
Run education sessions in schools
If you want to run sessions on marine conservation in schools, then we can provide you with training, support and resources to help you. We DBS check all our education volunteers and our education team can provide all sorts of top tips from years in classrooms or running interactive sessions outdoors.
Ashbrooke House School students during our Cool Seas Clean Up programme
Credit: Alisdair Naulls
Help at a beach clean or citizen science project
If you want to get involved in education, but aren’t quite ready to run your own sessions, why not get involved and support others running practical activities instead?
Our team of staff and volunteers often run beach cleans or other citizen science activities with schools, and we often need extra people to help out with setting up surveys or giving extra support to students.
Set up an Ocean-Friendly School
We want all schools to be Ocean-Friendly Schools: a whole school committed to learning about and doing all they can to help save our seas.
To do this we need reps all around the country engaging local schools. You don’t need to be a teacher, but we’d recommend having a close connection with a school near you so you can be on hand to work closely with the staff and pupils.
We provide schools with all the resources they need to become ocean friendly – with reward schemes along the way.
Help develop resources
If you work in a school or have experience teaching children, and are keen to help out behind the scenes, then we’re always looking for ideas and feedback on our resources.
If you’d like to be on our education panel suggesting ways to help make our education activities better, or if you could help us make new ones and have skills you could share, then we'd love to hear from you.
Rockpool finds during CSCU with Oggmore Rougemont school
Credit: Emma Gascoigne
I’m keen – what do I do?
To find out more about any of these activities please contact us by emailing [email protected] and we can tell you more about the next steps and any relevant training required.
We’d love for you to get involved!