The Ocean Conservation Trust and Stem Crew have launched the first in a series of free education resources designed to educate young people on STEM subjects through the lens of climate change.
Ocean Conservation Trust has collaborated with STEM Crew ahead of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix SailGP event in Plymouth (17-18th July) after learning that 7 out of 10 teachers want to teach climate change, but do not have the necessary lessons plans that fit within the curriculum. The alarming statistic led the Great Britain SailGP Team, led by Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner and Ocean Conservation Trust Ambassador, Ben Ainslie, to offer a solution.
Created as part of the SailGP’s ‘Race For The Future’ commitment, the resources will be available for free on STEM Crew. The resource focusses on ocean acidification and the important role our oceans and plants like seagrass play in tackling climate change by capturing carbon dioxide alongside the world’s rainforests.
Marketing and Communications Manager, Olly Reed, said:
“Resources focussed on climate change in schools is essential learning for the next generation and will help students understand the Ocean, it’s threats and how to take action in a positive and informative way.”
The Ocean Conservation Trust looks forward to hearing how schools have engaged with the material and how to release more materials like this in due course.
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