Our Education Programme
What sets us apart as an organisation is that we have a global view of the issue and have worked with scientists for 8 years, out on the ocean and in the laboratories. We have witnessed and documented the disturbing consequences of ingested plastic in seabirds, turtles, marine mammals and fish. And we want to pass that knowledge to as many as we can.
Our film, A Plastic Ocean was the first tool of our global education work and it has already opened the hearts and minds of people all over the world and from all walks of life. Our plan is to perpetuate and spread that message through our work in schools and with members of the public to turn the messages of the film into action and provide the wave of change we need.
School-aged children have an innate interest in the natural world. They believe it’s not only possible but that it is their role to do better than their parents. As we grow into adults, change may appear exhausting but at school-age there is real hope, optimism and determination. We must make the most of that by empowering children to become ambassadors for change.
“We have become addicted to plastic. We have transformed the nature of the ocean. Without the ocean, life on Earth could not exist – including us.” Dr. Sylvia Earle