Exploring the sea: 5 educational resources you can consult at home
In order to make these days more pleasant, we have thought how to bring the Ocean closer to you. As a society and human beings, we are closely connected to marine environment, more than some could imagine. Below, you have available a series of online marine content we have been developing in some of our projects, which is completely free for anyone. Help us to spread knowledge of our seas, the species who inhabit and the threats that they have to face.
The Ocean does so much for us. And our health is intrinsically connected to it. Exploring this extraordinary relationship is the basis for an emerging scientific discipline called “Oceans and Human Health”. The project SOPHIE: Seas, Oceans & Public Health in Europe is an initiative we had develop to create a network of people and organizations who are interested in the link between the Ocean and human health, exploring how marine tourism and citizen science can contribute to this fascinating area of investigation. Find out all reasons to love our Ocean in these videos!
Only if we understand the fundamental concepts about seas and oceans and know how to communicate properly we could take responsible actions in order to reach better and healthier seas, oceans and communities. That is why we started Sea Change, a project about Ocean Literacy. On the website there are available a series of resources and practical tips to know how to minimize our impact and encourage a sustainable relation with the sea. Here we share some of them:
The main objective of the project Inland Sea was to educate about marine environment in rural schools from inland Spain. The idea was to explain the concept Ocean Literacy, consolidate some of the main concepts related to the sea in general and explain to primary students the species and protected areas from Spanish littoral.
All the educative resources created (student/professor dossiers and image database of marine species) are available on the project website, where anyone can download it for free.
The Marine Strategy Framework Directive aims to reach the good condition of European marine systems by 2020. From these framework, we had developed our project Marine Strategies, creating learning content for these educational levels: primary, secondary and high school levels. Every level also has the guide content for teachers.
Marine Strategies are tools created to protect and preserve our seas and oceans and manage the activities developed in there. That is the reason why is so important to spread this information to the society, are you in?
Following this topic, the project A sea without waste was focused on one of the most relevant indicators used in Marine Strategies: marine waste. In this project, educative material had been developed and it also wanted to involve educative centres into the maintenance of the good condition of our beaches.
If you are looking for a simple activity to share with the children, you can encourage them to paint these marine bottom, who knows what colour these species are? You can find more information about them here.