Marine education for Italian schools

At One Ocean we believe that educating young people about the ocean is fundamental to understanding the influence of the sea on our lives and the influence of our lives on the sea. We believe in the values ​​of awareness, knowledge, and impact, which is why we want young people to be involved in the marathon to protect our ocean.

We have created a step-by-step marine education program dedicated to young people, from the youngest in elementary schools to the oldest in high schools. The educational journey will include learning and networking opportunities, summits for high schools, constantly updated educational materials and marine experiences for all ages.

PREMISE

The sea starts from here, even from Milan, from the waterways that once flowed even in the city center, even the future of the sea starts from here, from the big cities and from our daily actions. But above all, the future of the sea begins with the new generations, the future ambassadors and guardians of this immense heritage.

We have chosen the city of Milan, the cradle of our foundation, for the launch of a project all dedicated to the new generations. One Ocean Foundation, within its commitment for the education and awareness of the new generations, he wants to start a project concrete for schools, with which to educate and mobilize young people to the influence of sea ​​on their lives and their lives on the sea.

THE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT

The Foundation wants to act as an accelerator of a blue educational change, through support, selected contents and quality experiences for the new generations of the sea. 2021 marks the beginning of the Decade of the Sea, established by the United Nations, so never as today is it essential to train, enthuse and involve young people on how their actions can have an impact on marine ecosystems, even if distant from them.

We at One Ocean Foundation believe that educating young people about the ocean is fundamental to understanding the influence of the sea on our lives and the influence of our lives on the sea. We believe in the values of knowledge, awareness, and impact, which is why we want young people to be involved in the marathon for the protection of the ocean.

One Ocean Summit – YOUNG is an opportunity for young people to learn, compare, orient and act for the sea, in line with the One Ocean Foundation values ​​of: knowledge, awareness and impact. The first edition of the One Ocean Summit YOUNG was held in Milan, and student from the city were invited to participate in a morning completely dedicated to the ocean and to young people.

THE FORMAT: KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS, IMPACT

The first part of the summit is dedicated to knowledge, with educational and motivational talks by our advisors and ambassadors, expert scientists and professionals of the sea. It continues through awareness with moderated panels to give the word to young people about the future of the sea: students are invited to prepare some questions that can lead to the expert scientists, sportsmen and environmental educators to guide the choices of young people in environmental conservation. The summit ended with the impact of innovative ideas, and the launch of diverse challenges.

During the first edition of the summit the new One Ocean Young Challenge was launched.

ONE OCEAN YOUNG
CHALLENGE

We believe in mobilizing young people for the future of our Planet Ocean and we also believe in multidisciplinarity, because to protect the sea we need to work like it: without barriers. For this reason, we have created a challenge where young people become protagonists of change, and where the different school disciplines become keys of reading and interpretation for the conservation of the sea.

To protect the sea we need to act without barriers. This is why we have created a challenge that makes young people the protagonists of change.

The One Ocean Young Challenge is open to all students of classes III, IV and V High School and is divided into 3 categories: Sea and Science, Sea and Art, Sea and Words. Participation is open to individual candidates, but also to groups of up to 6 students. Thanks to the support of Canva, children will be able to present and tell their works graphically with an innovative digital storytelling tool. For each category, our jury of expert scientists, artists and journalists will choose a winning work. The open categories are as follows:

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the sea and science challenge is to propose a scientific study where a sailing trip can become an opportunity for data collection and education at the sea. The scientific study must be simple, feasible by non-experts in the field in a day (ie citizen science), and useful to provide concrete answers to current problems of the ocean. The winning proposal will be published on the One Ocean Foundation website and social channels, and carried out in the summer of 2022 thanks to the support of our partners.

DELIVERY METHOD

Send a presentation created in Canva, with up to 15 slides.

OBJECTIVE

The Sea and Art challenge aims to visually tell the great connection between the sea and our lives, our cities and our future. Have you ever thought about how the sea affects and has influenced your life and how your life affects the sea? Tell us about it through your artistic technique, whatever it is, from sculpture, to drawing, to painting and graphics. The winning work will be exhibited and published on the One Ocean Foundation website and social platforms.

DELIVERY METHOD

Sending a presentation created in Canva with some photos of your work from different perspectives, and a description of up to 250 words.

OBJECTIVE

The challenge Sea and Words aims to tell, through the writing of a blog article, the great connection between the sea and our lives, our cities and our future. Have you ever thought about how the sea affects and has influenced your life and how your life affects the sea? What do you think is the role of young people today in facing the problems our ocean is facing? Tell us about it through a blog article, by definition opinionated and current. The article will be published on the One Ocean Foundation website and social platforms and shared via a press release.

DELIVERY METHOD

Submitting your blog article (1,500-2,000 words) created in Canva, remembering the possibility to insert credit images and hyperlinks.

Project proposals and works via link or pdf must be delivered to the email education@1ocean.org as indicated in the description of the single challenge no later than 12 noon on 10th December 2021, specifying the names of the participants, the class and school they belong to, and the challenge category in which they participate.

The winners will be communicated within 10 days from the delivery of the documents and updates will follow on the awarding procedures.