External Resources

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Inspiring Ocean Stories 

 

 

Youth for Oceans 

Teachers Resources

Parks & Marine Centers

SeaWeek - Below the Surface Video Resources

The Aliquam journey, following the kids from the land as they journey toward the oceans of Australia and New Zealand to take their first breath underwater in hope that the newfound experience and wisdom give a fresh appreciation of the importance of our oceans and that this knowledge can be taken back to their communities. "Aliquam is a generational fix that will change the oceans for the better, one story at a time "

South Coast Sea Country
The South Coast Sea Country education program is designed to fit within the NSW Stage 3 syllabus and the Year 5 and 6 outcomes of the Australian curriculum. It supports students learning about Sea Country using videos and classroom activities and can be followed up with hands-on experiences and excursions delivered by Sea Rangers and other local Aboriginal educators.

Shark Smart NSW
NSW DPI  have developed a set of workbooks to help teachers use the work of the Shark Management Strategy as an example of authentic science and technology learning. The content of this website, the videos on this page and throughout the website will help students complete the workbooks. The workbooks are designed to support students in working towards NSW syllabus outcomes.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Australia’s reef management agency, leading a global effort to preserve and protect one of the planet’s most significant natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef.

ReefED
A one stop shop for all things Great Barrier Reef Education.

Ocean Youth
Ocean Youth supports teens who are keen to be the change our ocean needs. As an OY Ambassador, you’ll connect with a like-minded community & learn how you can help our ocean and influence others to act too!

Stuff Everyone Should Know About Australia (10play TV series)
Do you know what a marine or freshwater midden is, and about their scientific, environmental, historical and sustainable importance ? Do you have an important site near you? Each episode of the amazing series “Stuff Everyone Should Know About Australia - (busting myths and celebrating truths)” is 8.5 minutes full of knowledge from native grains, fish traps, language, timeless technology, how storytelling had scientific origins , sustainable practices, cultural and art sites, and belief systems. This is a great resource to utilise for the cross-curriculum priorities Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and Sustainability. For example, the first episode takes a closer look at some of the amazing First Nations cultural sites that can be found in our backyards and about some of the First Nations sustainability practices: Connecting to land, sea and sky.

2041 Foundation
In the year 2041, the fate of Antarctica will be decided. Join the 2041 Foundation for the remaining 20 years of their 50-year mission to preserve Antarctica as a natural reserve for science and peace.

Wildcard Sue Activities
Get to know about animals, environments and challenges to survive through creative exploration. Colouring-in and activity sheets are the perfect way to engage young people, and adults, in learning about wildlife and conservation issues. Discover Sue Liu's unique  illustrations and celebrate Australia's native animals from the land, sea and sky.

A Dive Down Under with George the Farmer
Watch 'A Dive Down Under with George the Farmer' on YouTube for National Science Week and uncover exciting facts about the Southern Rock Lobster which live off of the South Australian coast, while hearing from a real live scientist from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). Follow this up in the classroom with a free downloadable comprehension questions and Go Fish lobster activity!

Ocean Life Education
Ocean Life Education ‘Brings the Sea to You’ with fun marine education programs designed to inspire students of all ages to appreciate and take responsibility for the marine ecosystem. Follow the link for  20 Ideas & Activities for SeaWeek 2023 that will engage and inspire kids to want to learn more about and protect the ocean.

Marine Parks in South Australia
Teachers can bring marine parks into their classrooms by utilising these Primary and Secondary Marine Parks in South Australia Waters education resources.

Marine Stewardship Council
Australian Ocean Sustainability Education. Explore ocean-themed education resources aligned with the Australian curriculum suitable for Years 5-10, including lesson plans, videos, fact sheets, games, and activities.

Virtual Excursions Australia
Virtual Excursions create unique learning experiences for students of all ages. They hold events throughout the year enabling learners from across Australia to have access to high quality innovative educational content. Check out all the great events they have planned for SeaWeek!

The Minderoo Foundation

Blueback file resources for teachers. Go to this link for the ATOM Study Guide to the Blueback film. It is free on the ATOM Education Shop.

Earth Echo Plastic Seas

Take 3 for the Sea

Landcare Australia

Marine Discovery Centre

Ocean Literacy for All

Oceans IQ

 

Suggested Reading

Ocean Warriors - The Rise of Robo-Shark
+ Related teachers notes & suggested activities

2021 ozEEnews stories

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CSIRO

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. This page celebrates our kids' books that have been recognised in the CBCA's Book of the Year Awards since the launch of our children's publishing program in 2015. Include Oceans of Plastic by Tracey Gray, On the Trail of the Plains-wanderer
by Rohan Cleave, Julian Teh, A Shorebird Flying Adventure by Jackie Kerin, Milly Formby and The Voyage of Whale and Calf by Vanessa Pirotta, Samantha Metcalfe. 

 

 

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