Many educators understand the importance of the ocean from a climate change and biodiversity perspective. Protecting the ocean links with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and can offer new ways to connect with Global Citizenship and Development education. However, ocean science is not information that Irish teachers are commonly trained in, and thus it can be a daunting topic to teach. This session seeks to arm us with the knowledge of ‘Ocean Literacy’ - an easily accessible method for bringing the wonders of the ocean into the classroom.
Marine expert, Eimear Manning, will take us through the Principles of Ocean Literacy, and show us some simple, fun, and interactive ways to incorporate ocean knowledge into any subject. Eimear has also co-created several resources for teachers on ocean topics, which she will share as links for you to download and/or print.
Presenter: Eimear Manning obtained her Masters of Science in marine sustainability. She currently coordinates the marine Explorers Programme, and is the Climate Justice coordinator for the National Youth Council of Ireland.