Broadcast live on:

Wednesday 8 Jun 2022
  • free
  • 40 mins
  • 7-11
This live broadcast has ended and is available to watch on catch up.

Climate, the sea & me

Explore how climate change affects the ocean, how the ocean can help in our fight to reduce climate change and what we can all do to help. This is followed by a 10-minute Q&A with our education officer and our head of ocean recovery from the Marine Conservation Society.


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Questions generated by your class can be submitted in advance via the Encounter Live tab in your profile.

The Student Sheet Climate the sea and me can be downloaded to guide student learning during the lesson. The two lesson plans attached to the lesson contain all the resources needed to deepen learning about climate change and the ocean. These can be used to prepare for the lesson or deepen learning afterwards.

Lesson steps

1. Introduction (5 minutes)

An introduction to the live lesson and to World Ocean Day Live. We will also cover some digital housekeeping and give any shout outs to participating schools.

2. Climate, the sea & me (15 minutes)

Rachael will then deliver a presentation about the relationship between climate, the sea, and all of us. It will cover the difference between climate and weather, and the impact of human action on the climate. Ocean health is being affected by climate change, as well as helping to reduce the effects of climate change on land. The presentation will end with an appreciation of how the ocean is important to our daily lives, and how we can all help to reduce climate change.

3. Q&A (10 minutes)

Rachael and Peter are looking forward to answering any questions from watching classes.

4. Conclusion (5 minutes)

The live lesson concludes with a reminder to classes of the importance of all blue spaces, and the importance of taking part in the World Ocean Day work to protect #ourblue.



Rachael Wright

Education officer, Marine Conservation Society


Dr Peter Richardson

Head of ocean recovery, Marine Conservation Society

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