Topical Teaching – World Oceans Day
This year, World Oceans Day falls on a Saturday, so many schools around the world are recognising the event Friday 7th June. With an increasing public awareness of the wellbeing of our oceans, thanks a lot in part to Blue Planet 2, this year’s event should have a wider reach than ever. If you’re not on half term still, why not have a look at some of the resources below to help with an assembly, series of lessons or even just a one-off activity with your class.
Official UN Page – a great site for resources and information about this year’s focus ‘Gender and the Ocean’.
The UN Calendar – this is the specific page for the day in the UN calendar and provides a background, videos and resources.
World Ocean Day for Schools – a curated collection of resources about oceans and water for all age groups.
Other great sites
Global Goals – 14: Life Below Water – printable resources (including comics!) for Global Goal 14: Life Below Water.
Blue Planet – Live Lesson – recording and accompanying resources for one of the BBC Live Lessons.
Global Ocean – a range of resources, training and resources around ocean protection.
National Geographic: Ocean Education – a collection of resources for all age groups (including a game, videos, printables and a whole unit of lessons).
World Oceans Day Canada – materials from the country that urged the United Nations to recognise World Oceans Day.
World Ocean Network – a sharing platform for events and ideas from around the world.