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.
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.
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.