Here are some fun learning resources to help you educate your students and children about caring for our marine environment.
Create an octopus out of a sock!
Download Craft Sheet
Don’t bother finding Dory, make your own!
Make your own Dory
Paint a puffer fish then hang him in your room!
Paint a Puffer Fish
Get inspired with these cute ocean animals made from egg cartons. Play with them or hang them on a mobile! Create egg carton ocean animals
A fun fine motor activity for the littlies. They can use their fingers to scrunch up crepe paper to create a 3D sea star! Create a bumpy Sea Star craft
The school theme of National Science Week 2020 is ‘Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans’ and features the establishment of the Blue Economy CRC.
With this in mind, it will embrace the innovative technologies, capabilities and skills needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability of our oceans. It will feature insights and inquiries into workable solutions that generate healthy oceans, healthy economies and healthy communities.
The Australian Science Teachers Association has a great resource book of ideas for schools.
SeaWeek is Australia’s major national public awareness campaign to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea. SeaWeek gives us a fantastic opportunity to promote educational issues of relevance to the marine environment. Find out more
In 2020, the SeaWeek theme is based on the fifth of the Ocean Literacy Principles: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems. Find out more about the Ocean Literacy Principle 5.
Hands-on science teaching units developed by the Australian Government GBRMPA and their Reef Guardian program. Learning Resources by Grade.
AUSMEPA makes life easier for school teachers who teach curriculum subjects about the marine environment, by providing free educational resources about key marine environmental issues, including climate change and stormwater pollution.
Kindy to Year 12 Lesson Plans, Marine Waters WA Teacher Education Resources
A primary classroom resource, Discovering wetlands in Australia
Why do our oceans and beaches end up like dumps? What can I do to help? Get your mind in the gutter
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E-book for parents and teachers, Sharks and Safety in Queensland
Ocean Life Education’s YouTube Playlist – Shark Discovery Program, provides a suite of videos that explore interesting facts and behaviours about Sharks. Great to watch before or after we deliver the exciting Shark Discovery Holiday Program to your centre or school.
Get the facts about our oceans and coasts with the NOAA National Ocean Service, Ocean Facts. Explore ocean basics, ocean life, ecosystems, health, tides and currents, and more.
Our YouTube Playlist – Human Impact offers a suite of videos related to our human behaviours and their impacts on the natural environment and Earth, including climate change.
Explore the various habitats of the ocean through a selection of videos in our YouTube Playlist – Ocean Habitats.
Ever wondered about those dangerous creatures living in our waters? Our YouTube Playlist – Dangerous Marine Animals will guide you through Box Jellyfish, Blue Ringed Octopus and the deadly Stone Fish.