EDUCATION & RESEARCH
Worldwide change begins with dedicated and well-informed individual action. Anyone can fight the devastation being caused by plastic pollution, but we all need to understand the problem and potential solutions. Knowledge drives innovation, as well as intellectual design and future leaders to help fight the plastic crisis. The Education Pillar will provide global access to essential knowledge, opportunities for communities to develop skills, and encourage and support progress for a plastic free ocean.
Educational tools and solutions that OLF utilizes includes:
The end goal of this pillar is to educate a wide range of individuals about the plastic crisis to help foster global movement to end plastic pollution.
Ocean Legacy has created a 10-part curriculum series from beginner to advanced levels which focus on teaching you about ocean plastic, how to change the world around you and how to make a difference in your community to end plastic pollution. Learn practical tools that have been developed over decades of experience by leading experts in this field. All of the lessons are free with registration or you may choose to donate any amount to continue supporting our educational efforts.
Lessons are provided FREE of charge or by chosen donation amount and are offered in two formats:
1. An online version that can be completed entirely on the online platform.
2. A downloadable version for teachers, so that they can download the lessons, teacher planning guide (for Lessons 1-5) and the activity answer sheets and use them in their classrooms.
This 17-page handbook is an inspirational journey around the lifecycle of plastic, its implications to ecosystem and human health and some of the most recent research around plastic pollution in the marine ecosystem. Our small book was designed to engage communities into action and help curb plastic consumption and waste.
Dedicated to all the incredibly hard working volunteers, community members, sponsors, businesses and partners who not only make this work possible, but are also creating a healthier future for all beings and future generations.