Ocean Education

Education

Educating young and curious minds is the key to ocean conservation. Ocean Wise education connects youth globally through digital, in-person and mobile programs that encourage ocean literacy and foster a sense of stewardship from an early age.

Overview

Our educational programs foster ocean literacy around the world.

Ocean Wise Education works with audiences of all backgrounds and sizes, schools youth-serving agencies, and community groups to individuals and families. Each of the areas are targeted to a range of ages and developmental stages, covering young ocean enthusiasts from toddlers to late teens. The unifying Principles of Ocean Literacy are woven throughout all of our programs, providing a common thread and a shared language to work with the other ocean conservation leaders.

Portfolio

Education areas and approach

Children & Youth Programs

Immersive programs including camps and clubs that foster love for our oceans through fun experiences. We engage more than 9,000 children, youth and families in marine science annually.

Curriculum Programs

We engage more than 20,000 students annually year in inquiry-based learning, led by professional educators. Through activities students explore how science can play a major role in conserving marine life.

Mobile Programs

Our mobile programs, including the AquaVan, bring ocean education to schools, youth groups, and communities coast to coast. We engage more than 90,000 people annually.

Online Learning

Through our online community platform we engage thousands of individuals, fostering ocean literacy by integrating digital resources and user-generated content within carefully structured curriculum.

Community Education

Our community education programs are a gateway to a global network of ocean conservation individuals and groups. The events provide a platform for dynamic engagement including workshops, expert panels and monthly lecture series.

Service Learning

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a joint program from Ocean Wise and WWF-Canada that aims to build an understanding of ocean literacy by engaging Canadians to care for their shorelines.

Self-Directed Visits

The Vancouver Aquarium self-directed program welcomes more than 30,000 guests each year. We provide education resources and support as well as a social learning platform for youth groups to learn alongisde each other.

Ocean Literacy

We have combined our expert knowledge in ocean science, ongoing research and passion for the ocean to bring you online Ocean Literacy Courses.

Ocean Bridge

Ocean Bridge connects Canadian youth from coast to coast to coast empowering them to make a difference towards ocean conservation. Part of the Canada Service Corps, this program focuses on community service work to improve ocean health.

Shoreline Cleanup

Aquablog

Ocean Bridge: Changing minds to turn the tide

Rescue

Team Rescue

In The Field

Arctic Research

Shoreline Cleanup

Aquablog

Ocean Bridge: Changing minds to turn the tide

Rescue

Team Rescue

In The Field

Arctic Research

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