Plan Your Event


Classroom Lessons and Curricula

If you work in a school or with schools, you can make 8 June  a special day to focus on ocean issues. Check out these sources for a number of ocean related lesson plans:

  • Ocean Connectors developed a variety of educator guides about the ocean. The resources also strengthen student bilingual skills using activities in both English and Spanish.
  • The North American Marine Environment Protection Association has developed an array of education materials that can be used by anyone to educate others on the marine environment, marine pollution, and the maritime industry.

Field Trips

Give students a hands-on learning experience by hosting a field trip to an educational or engaging area. This could be visiting a local aquarium or zoo, going to the beach, or taking a walk at a nature reserve. These types of events are great for instilling a passion for marine ecosystems and wildlife.

Presentations and Workshops

Host a presentation or workshop at your local school! Invite an ocean hero or conservation organization to speak to your students. Alternatively, create your own presentation about the ocean, plastic pollution, sustainable seafood, or energy conservation. Make it exciting and interactive by using films, music, games, and outdoor activities. Youth engagement is incredibly important for fostering future environmentalists.