This final lesson brings together all the previous learning as the classroom expedition returns to port, and the team delivers a press conference. The output from this lesson can be a written article, a blog post, audio report, press release, or video. These outputs can be shared at an assembly, parents’ evening, with the local press, or you can send a selection through to Encounter Edu ([email protected]) so that we can post them on our website.
- Communicate findings using primary and secondary sources
- Choose an appropriate format and style based on a real purpose and audience
- Explain one’s own and others’ views about environmental change
- Why do we need to share our findings? (10 mins)
Explain that expeditions have to share their findings with a wider audience. Not everyone can go visit the coral reef, so the team that does visit always shares their discoveries once they return.
- Communicating your discovery (45 mins)
Work with students to produce a report of their findings from their coral expedition. These could be presented using a variety of formats and some templates are provided.
- Coral press conference (5 mins)
Decide with students where they will share their reports. This could be at a school assembly, parents’ evening or with local media.