Our Commonwealth Ocean education pack has been designed to help your pupils further their understanding of the vital role oceans play in our environment, economy and society. Ensuring they can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way, making informed and responsible decisions regarding our invaluable ocean asset.
This pack is in two sections: ocean literacy principles and teacher resources. The materials in this pack can be used in isolation or combined as elements of a more comprehensive lesson.
This pack has been written by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Marine Biological Association (MBA) and National Marine Aquarium (NMA), building on UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s work on ocean literacy: Ocean Literacy For All - a toolkit and the USA-derived Ocean Literacy Principles and Fundamental Concepts.
This pack has been designed in collaboration with the British Council in support of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. www.chogm2018.org.uk/