One planet, One Ocean
Arts, Science and History have been mesmerized by our Ocean, its wonderful creatures and its hidden stories. Maintaining a healthy and clean Ocean has become one of the most important conditions of mankind’s existence as we depend on its resources and its ecosystems for survival. Today, the global community, scientists and decision makers have realized the risks facing our Ocean and the need to protect its valuable resources, so they are collaborating to devise top-down solutions for these various challenges!
Education and Ocean Literacy
In Europe, several initiatives – such as the “EU Blue Schools Network” developed by the EU4Ocean coalition – have been working to increase knowledge on the marine ecosystems and to raise awareness on the importance of preserving the ocean. Ocean Literacy has slowly progressed to reach its various sea basins, schools have joined the movement, and educators have been more and more involved, using the Ocean as a teaching tool.
The Mediterranean Blue Schools project
The Mediterranean Sea’s unique physical and geographic features is threatened by increased human pressure on its marine resources and fragile coastal ecosystems. What is the role of educators and their pupils in protecting the Mediterranean sea basin and how can they be involved in the process? This is what the Blue Schools Med project is all about. Read more about the project and stay tuned for its many outputs throughout the next couple of years!
BlueSchoolsMed’s journey is ending, but the blue schools go on!
3 years, 4 countries, 10 partners, and hundreds of smiles: the BlueSchoolsMed project has finally come to an end, after a successful implementation. Emerged as a collective initiative from the members of the EU4Ocean Coalition and funded by Erasmus+ program since 2020, this project has been travelling between France, Italy, Greece and Malta, carrying over 19 creative blue projects across the Mediterranean.
The schools had the opportunity to participate in transnational trainings, national and mediterranean multiplier events through games, field trips, museum visits, laboratory activities, public presentations, debates and many more!
While the project itself is finished, advancing ocean literacy remains a priority and other projects on Blue Education such as “Blue minds4Teachers”, “The Next Blue Generation”, and other intiatives under the Network of EU Blue Schools which will carry the torch!