Saltwater Schools

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

Learning resources

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Geography

Education resources aligned to Humanities and Social Sciences (Business and Economics) Years 5&6 and Geography Years 9&10 of the Australian curriculum

Geography lessons
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Science

Education resources aligned to Science Years 5-10 of the Australian curriculum

Science lessons

Activities & Video Clips

Explore activities developed in conjunction with the Saltwater Schools lesson plans for all ages and subject areas.

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Food: Different by Design

Download our latest resource for Science, Geography and Food Technology

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National Science Week 2020

Students will learn about the marine food web, and why sustainable fishing is essential for the future of our big blue ocean.

The lesson features MSC shark biologist Dr Adrian Gutteridge, and marine biologist Laura Wells speaking about her experience with the penguins in Antarctica.

This lesson was part of National Science Week designed for school students aged 10-14 studying Science and Geography.
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Ending Overfishing: Virtual Classroom with Marine Scientists

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About Saltwater Schools

Saltwater Schools is an education initiative run by the Marine Stewardship Council in Australia. Our oceans are under immense pressure from pollution, climate change and overfishing. As we pass the baton to the next generation, education is key to generating greater understanding, urgency and action to protect our big blue planet.

If you'd like to get in touch to find out more about our education initiative, please email alexis.farr@msc.org.

School Awards Program

The Saltwater Schools Awards program is an opportunity for passionate teachers and students to gain recognition for your school by showcasing your commitments to marine sustainability! Find out more.



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Partners

Primezone

Primezone is the education platform of the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA). Find classroom Australian resources on agricultural topics for Years K to 12, and explore 'Farmer Time' connecting Farmers, Fishers and Foresters with Australian Classrooms.

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Taronga Conservation Society

Taronga Conservation Society offer unique and experiential learning activities for schools, including curriculum-aligned excursions to their Sydney and Dubbo zoos as well as digital and online learning resources.

For the Wild!

Ocean Youth

Ocean Youth is an engaging, award winning program aimed at teens who want to get involved in the many aspects of marine conservation whilst developing valuable skills and meeting like-minded people.

Ocean Youth Program

Ocean Future Fund

Ocean Future Fund's mission is to empower future leaders to conserve and protect aquatic environments. Through the Ocean Schools and Ocean Youth programs, they are nurturing young leaders and change makers to influence positive ocean action.

Ocean Schools Program

Mures Fish School

Mures Tasmania has designed specific curricula based activities aimed at introducing your class to sustainability and what this means for the fishing industry. Lessons are designed to promote awareness of what it means to fish sustainably and the impact of the Australia Fisheries Management Authority and local government on the industry.

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Marine Teachers Association NSW

The Marine Teachers Association NSW aims to promote, develop and publicise all aspects of marine teaching in NSW. They disseminate and exchange information, resources, ideas and events to assist classroom teachers in playing an active role as a marine teacher.

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. The Tangaroa Blue Education Kit creates awareness about marine ecology and conservation issues through inquiry-oriented teaching and experiential learning.

Education Kit

Australian Marine Debris Initiative

The AMDI Database is a citizen science network which creates a comprehensive overview of the amounts and types of marine debris impacting beaches around Australia. Teachers and students can utilise the AMDI to scientifically audit their own beach clean up findings.

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School Competitions

Learn about the oceans and win prizes for your school

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