At the Ocean Conservation Trust, it’s our mission to connect people with our Ocean, and our 21 years of experience has shown us that education is an important step in helping people to connect.
Education is taken very seriously at the Ocean Conservation Trust. In fact, it’s one of the key principles on which the charity was founded. Our National Schools Programme was conceived and developed through collaboration between teachers and our highly-skilled team, using the Ocean environment as an engaging platform through which to teach the national curricula. Our team are award-winning educators in their field, using learning philosophy and programmes based on the latest research and best practice.
With a reputation for excellence in informal education, we pride ourselves on delivering fun, interactive learning experiences to tens of thousands of school pupils each year. We do this both at our base – the National Marine Aquarium, in Plymouth – as well as at our National Schools Outreach Hubs in schools in South Wales and the North East of England. As such, in the UK, OCT Learning delivers more interactive education about our Ocean than any other organisation.
The programme is set to continue its expansion across the country. The Ocean Conservation Trust wants to ensure that every child has the opportunity to connect with and learn about the Ocean.
To find out more about how your school can get involved with our learning programme, click here.