EDUCATION

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:

  • EPIC Academy (Coming soon!) – A complete educational curriculum to be taught in the classroom or for online learners wishing to learn the material at their own pace. Suitable for highschool students and up to students of all ages;
  • OLF’s handbook on Marine Debris Solutions: Transforming Wasted Plastic into a Valuable Resource (Download links below) with the intent to guide science-based education around the effects of plastic pollution in the natural environment and human body; (download below)
  • Youth outreach program;
  • Interactive online mapping system and Hot Spot portal on the OLF’s website where the global community can report plastic pollution zones;
  • Shoreline monitoring and evaluation program;
  • Interactive community engagement, and leadership and training and initiatives; and
  • Capacity improvement process.

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.


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Ocean Plastics Education Curriculum (COMING SOON!)

OLF has created a 10-part series of lessons to help build the next generation of ocean plastics warriors. These first set of lessons, Lessons 1-5, will provide students, volunteers, and future warriors with an introduction to the ocean plastics pollution issue. For those who want to learn more, Lessons 6-10 provide additional advanced course material to help them on their warrior journey.

Lessons will be provided FREE of charge or by chosen donation amount and will be 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. 

 

 

Marine Debris Solutions™ Education Handbook

Our educational handbook, “Marine Debris Solutions – Transforming Wasted Plastics Into a Valuable Resource” is now available for download! 

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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.

Please download, print and share! 

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.

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION & RESEARCH

EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Worldwide change begins with dedicated and well-informed individual action. We all need to understand the problem and potential solutions. Knowledge drives innovation.
EDUCATION TOOLS
POLICY

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POLICY & ADVOCACY

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Policy is about merging best practice plastic management strategies with the needs of our communities and the health of our planet. Advocating for better programs and practices globally.
POLICY TOOLS
INFRASTRUCTURE

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Plastic pollution is a result of waste mismanagement and the over consumption of plastic. Many countries lack adequate infrastructure to manage wastes, resulting in materials being discarded inappropriately.
INFRASTRUCTURE TOOLS
CLEANUP

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CLEANUP & RESTORATION

CLEANUP & RESTORATION

The Cleanup component assists communities in removing plastic pollution from ecologically sensitive environments. It also provides opportunities for citizens to witness plastic pollution and to partake in action-based engagement.
CLEANUP TOOLS