Teachers and Principals

Sea Smart comes to your school in Metro Vancouver to deliver exciting ocean education school programs that fulfill the BC Ministry of Education’s requirements. We can tailor school programs and topics to meet your class needs.

Sea Smart’s school programs are developed to support the new BC curriculum and Core Competencies: Communication, Thinking, Personal and Social.

Sea Smart’s school programs focus on:
  • Science education
  • Student engagement on sustainability issues
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
Through Dr. Leung’s 15 years of research on threatened marine species and ecosystems, she has witnessed first-hand the multitude of threats impacting our oceans. Dr. Leung’s passion for conservation has led her to start up Sea Smart, because she recognizes the important role and impact youth have to play in protecting our oceans.

Our specialized school programs connect with the new BC curriculum for each of the grades from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We use fun, experiential and inquiry-based methods to teach students about the oceans. Students are engaged and inspired to design group projects to tackle environmental problems and develop social responsibility.

Sea Smart inspires students to be part of the solution for our planet, while also providing them the opportunity to develop:
  • Communication skills by interpreting and presenting scientific information
  • Creative thinking by brainstorming solutions to ocean issues
  • Critical thinking skills by integrating taught material with the key concepts of ecosystems and stewardship
  • Positive personal and cultural identity by exploring personal strengths and abilities
  • Personal awareness and responsibility by fostering a nourishing connection with nature
  • Social responsibility by recognizing personal role in environmental stewardship
We would love to work with you to develop an unforgettable learning experience!

“I've been looking for an inspiring educator like Dr. Leung for so long and I only wish we found her sooner! Dr. Leung with Sea Smart taught my Grade 9 students fascinating workshops on ocean plastic pollution.

What was powerful about these workshops was that Dr. Leung not only delivered a high quality presentation on plastic pollution, but she engaged with the students to examine plastic use within their own lives and at their school, to recognize areas they could reduce single use plastics in their daily lives. The biggest benefit that I'm so happy about is that Dr. Leung got the students to brainstorm projects to actively reduce plastic use within their school. Dr. Leung gave these students a real opportunity to create significant impact...these projects have the potential to result in over 1,300 students using less plastic each day!

If you want an engaging presenter to inspire and empower your students to make the world a better place, I can't recommend Sea Smart's school workshops enough!”

Mr. Paquin - Grade 9 Ecology Teacher, Kitsilano Secondary
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“Student engagement on sustainability issues is so important. Dr. Leung is an engaging speaker whose passion inspires students to take action to help our environment.

Sea Smart’s workshops are perfect for helping students shift ideas into action.”

Ms. Bains - Principal, Kitsilano Secondary
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“Dr. Leung's presentation to 100+ Grade 10 students was extremely engaging. The students showed a strong interest in her professional journeys and stories.

Moreover, the presentation visuals are excellent, and the group activity was relevant, interactive, and appropriate for teacher assessment.

I highly recommend this presentation for any classroom. I was even able to draw from it because my English 10 students were working on persuasive topic presentations themselves, so this provided a great example.”

Ms. McMillan, Grade 10 Planning and English Teacher, Kitsilano Secondary
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“Dr. Leung delivered a top-notch workshop that was engaging, educational and eye opening. She truly inspired my students that there are actions each of us can take to help our oceans.

What Sea Smart does is so important...kids need to learn about ocean threats and how they can be part of the solution.

My students and I enjoyed Dr. Leung’s presentation so much, I immediately booked Sea Smart for another workshop!”

Ms. Rogers, Grade 8 & 10 Science Teacher, Point Grey Secondary
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