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Protecting the big blue

The Blue Marine Foundation team will take classes on a journey to discover the importance of the ocean and how it can be protected. The lesson will examine how protecting the ocean is different to protecting habitats on land and look at how marine protected areas can conserve our ocean with a focus on Blue Marine Foundation’s work in Jersey.

Broadcast on Wed 8 Jun 2022
  • 40 mins
  • Ages 9-12 / Key stages 2/3
Preparation

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Lesson steps

1. Introduction (5 minutes)

We welcome classes and introduce World Ocean Day Live and the #ourblue theme with a brief outline of the content of the session explaining how viewers can interact with the team.

2. Protecting the big blue (20 minutes)

The Blue Marine Foundation will deliver a presentation describing the importance of the ocean and how it can be protected. The presentation will also cover how protecting the ocean is different to protecting habitats on land. It will end by examining how marine protected areas can conserve our ocean with a focus on Blue Marine Foundation’s work in Jersey.

3. Q&A (10 minutes)

This is a chance for children to ask any questions about protecting our blue spaces and how this can be done on different scales, whether it is large areas of the ocean, or a local river or pond.

4. Summary (5 minutes)

The Blue Marine Foundation will finish the live lesson by re-emphasising our ocean connection and will also mention some of the other sessions available on World Ocean Day for Schools.

Speakers

SPEAKER SOPHIE LOCKE

Sophie Locke

Research and Projects Manager, Blue Marine Foundation

SPEAKER FREDDIE WATSON

Freddie Watson

Jersey Project Officer, Blue Marine Foundation

SPEAKER ANNA HUGHES

Anna Hughes

Education and Outreach Officer, Blue Marine Foundation

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