I am proud to be a Mission Blue Partner. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. You’ll find lots of resources on Mission Blue’s Web site for learning more about the ocean and the crucial efforts happening now to save the life of the seas.
Resources for Educators:
What is “the art of the possible”? How do we see hope in conservationists’ efforts? What is the circular economy? Below are PDFs with discussion questions like these for incorporating Ocean Country into high-school and college classes. Also below are some helpful resource links.
Classrooms have used the collaborative-learning technique know as the Jigsaw Strategy to incorporate Ocean Country into curriculum. Each student will read one chapter and explain that chapter and their reactions to it to their classmates. Below is a link with more information about the Jigsaw Strategy.
Resource links for the topics covered in Ocean Country:
Education World: Jigsaw Strategy
Mangrove Action Project
The Bird’s Head Seascape
The Coral Triangle: Amazon of the Oceans
25 Best Ocean Infographics
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Ocean Literacy Program
Pinniped Cognition & Sensory Systems Laboratory
The Marine Mammal Center