SailGP is widely regarded as one of the world’s most impressive sailing races, and the newly declared Plymouth Sound National Marine Park is the perfect venue for the UK leg. To celebrate this exciting event the Ocean Conservation Trust has teamed up with STEM Crew and the Great Britain SailGP Team to host 3 completely free live lessons about seagrass, photosynthesis, the carbon cycle and STEM careers from the National Marine Aquarium this July.

All three lessons will involve interactive work for students in the classroom and questions can be sent in for the presenters to answer during the lesson.

Key Information

  • Start time: 09:45
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Curriculum suitability: KS3
  • Platform: Zoom Webinar
  • Cost: FREE – Register in advance to reserve your space

See below for session details and registration links

Meet the Seagrass [July 12th]

Home of the seahorse and capable of capturing carbon up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests, seagrass beds are one of the UK’s most valuable marine habitats. Join us for a fun filled introduction to this incredible plant and find out what we are doing at the OCT to restore our local beds.

  • What is seagrass?
  • Why is it important?
  • How does it grow?

Sinks and Cycles [July 13th]

Understanding the carbon cycle is key to getting to grips with climate change. In this session we’ll unravel the mystery of the carbon sink, and find out how we can play our part in the race to carbon neutrality with a little help from our old friend Zostera Marina.

  • What is a carbon sink?
  • How does the carbon cycle work?
  • How do humans influence the climate?

STEM Careers Special [July 14th]

SailGP is bringing some of the world’s leading mariners to Plymouth in July. In this session we’ll meet the women working at the forefront of the industry and find out how the next generation of STEM professionals can start their journey.

  • Live Q&A with female role models from STEM and maritime industries.
  • Audience questions for our panel are encouraged.

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