Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in a small and interactive atmosphere where new ideas are born that can be used in practice in the classroom or in the field to promote ocean literacy best practices. We encourage workshops that bridge the gap between theoretical advances and innovative methods in order to promote and support new ideas and collaborations across the globe.
Participants will be able to select among four interesting hands-on workshops:
1. A speed course in marine science communication
2. A workshop on how to embed ocean literacy in the core curriculum for 5-14 year old students
3. The EEA's Marine LitterWatch Application for mobile phones and how to use it on the beach
4. A workshop about how to use storytelling to encourage engagement in ocean science.
Finally, a very special workshop will take place on 1 October. This is the 'Wild Beach Workshop', which gives young people an unrivaled opportunity to explore and connect with the marine environment. It will be led by Polly Whyte and Nikki Hills - Making Waves Project Officers from Hampshire & Isle of Wight and Sussex Wildlife Trusts. It will start at 10 am on Thursday and finish by 3 pm. A maximum of 24 persons can participate.
In the Wild Beach workshop, participants will have the opportunity to spend a day on the beach and experience a Wild Beach session for themselves. A range of engaging activities will be facilitated to get participants learning about the marine environment. Be prepared to get your feet wet, get sand between your toes and have fun!