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Ocean Literacy for All

Date published2017
FormatToolkit - 136 pages
How long will it take to read?90 minutes
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This toolkit provides to educators and learners worldwide the innovative tools, methods, and resources to understand the complex ocean processes and functions and, as well, to alert them on the most urgent ocean issues. It also presents the essential scientific principles and information needed to understand the cause-effect relationship between individual and collective behavior and the impacts that threaten the ocean health.

Key Takeaways

* History of OL
* In-depth review of the 7 principles of OL
* Importance of building civic relationship w/the ocean – not just science
* Including the voices of indigenous peoples & traditional knowledge
* Building multi-sector & multi-disciplinary partnerships within current ocean governance
* Shifting from knowledge to behaviour change
* Highlighting the need for non-formal education – experiential learning, joining science to emotional connection to nature (through field trips, aquariums, VR etc)
* Importance of the role of institutions as agents of change & sharing of good practice