Looking for ways to foster environmental stewardship in your students?

In partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), we are thrilled to announce Sea Smart is offering fun, hands-on and solutions-oriented conservation workshops on threatened Southern Resident Killer Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Leatherback Turtles and Basking Sharks starting Fall 2019.

Sea Smart’s highly trained staff of marine biologists and environmental educators will deliver a series of three inquiry-based workshops to each participant class (Grades 4-6 and 8-11 only). Sea Smart students will brainstorm and implement exciting stewardship projects to engage their schools and communities in aquatic species conservation. What’s more, classes with the most impactful projects will win a trip to do a shoreline cleanup near the Salish Sea!

  • Workshop 1: Students will be provided with an introduction to the focus species, the related threats they face and viable solutions to these threats (workshop held September to October)

  • Workshop 2: A facilitated brainstorming (‘hackathon’) process: students will be guided by Sea Smart educators and NGO experts to ensure the development of relevant and impactful projects to protect species at risk (workshop held October to November)

  • Workshop 3: Students will present their project results to their class (workshop held February)

The number of workshops available per day is dependent on your school’s bell schedule, with one workshop taught per period. Workshops include a Sea Smart educator. Workshops are available for one class (max of 30 students) at a time.

Sea Smart’s species at risk workshops will help your students develop critical thinking and social responsibility, while nurturing future environmental heroes. Even better, our curriculum fulfills the:

  • BC Ministry of Education’s new requirements

  • Core Competencies: Communication, Thinking, Personal and Social.

At Sea Smart, we want to work with the best of the best - that is, teacher champions to ensure these student projects become reality and encourage students to power huge waves of change in their schools and communities.

Are you an educator who:

  • is dedicated to conservation education?

  • loves creating positive change?

  • is willing to commit at least two additional classes, outside of our workshops, for students to develop real projects with real impact?

  • your school is in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, West Vancouver or Richmond?

If so, then PLEASE APPLY BELOW. We’re excited to work with you to empower your students to become environmental stewards!

For more information, contact Lily Haines ecoprograms@seasmartschool.com

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Please fill out the below application form to apply for a workshop!

Educator Name *
Educator Name
Note: only schools in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, West Vancouver or Richmond are eligible
Grades *
Can you commit to 3 workshops plus at least two additional classes, outside of our workshops, for students to develop their projects? *
Are you able to find other teacher champions in your school so we can run workshops to up to 5 classes in one day (one class at a time)? *
The series of three full day workshops costs only $500 due to government support (the usual value is $1800) *

We also offer school programs on many other ocean-related topics and issues!