Taking place each year on the 8th of June, World Ocean Day is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the importance of the big blue, and come together in celebration of its wondrous appeal – not to mention the vital services it provides us with that are vital to our life on Earth.
We have been celebrating this important day for Ocean optimism since its inception, but in 2018 we joined forces with Wild Lab, MCS and the MBA to bring this day to life for schools across the UK.
As a collective, we created the first ever WOD for Schools website, full of resources and ideas for how to celebrate this important day at school. In its first year, over 400 schools signed up, growing rapidly to a total of 2000 in 2019. 2020 is set to be the biggest celebration yet, and we can’t wait.
How will this help the Ocean?
World Ocean Day for Schools is a catalyst for learning more about our human connection to the ocean – it’s a free digital platform that curates the most engaging and thought provoking ocean related learning resources for educators. This platform is designed to act as a catalyst to a richer connection with the ocean in a way that complements existing school curriculum. These explorations into all of our water systems culminate with a global celebration in June in conjunction with World Ocean Day every year – in 2020 this day is taking place on Monday June 8th.
The ocean is a breathtaking, complicated and magical place, the content curated by WOD for Schools aims to reflect that. Learning about the ocean should be fun, engaging and experimental!
How you can help?
Sign your school up for free, get monthly updates, resources and activities and join thousands around the world in celebrating the ocean on June 8th 2020.