Ocean Conservation Lesson Plans
Washed Ashore is passionate about ocean conservation and education. Designed for educators, our learning hub provides curriculum that inspires.
Meet our Animal Advocates: the giant sculptures made entirely from beach debris that travel the globe educating about plastic pollution and encouraging change.
This is an introduction to Washed Ashore and our work, including a supply list
This download includes a supply list for a washed ashore lesson
Instructions on how to process marine debris
A general introduction to Washed Ashore and plastic pollution.
An introduction to using art as a language and creating art from unusual materials.
An introduction to man-made polymers, both why they were created and how they are used.
An exploration into how long man-made substances can last in the environment and how different materials break down.
A continuation of the study of using art as a language, focused on texture.
Anymore An introduction to three of the most common destinations of our trash: the landfill, the recycling center, and the environment.
A team building game that explores the ways we are all connected through the waste stream.
An introduction to single use plastics and the issues that they have created in the environment.
A continuation of the study of using art as a language, focused on creating lines through processing.
Then and Now An investigation into how packaging has changed with the introduction of plastic and how it’s affecting the environment.
An introduction to using mosaic technique to create community art.
In this final lesson, the masks will be completed to use in creating a classroom conservation project.
Ext Lesson 1: Let's Face It
Creation of masks based on students’ faces using recovered materials from marine debris cleanups.
Ext Lesson 2: What Can I Say
Creation of a message about local plastic pollution to deliver using the masks created in lesson one.
Ext Lesson 3: Refining the Message
Student messages are completed and prepared for presentation to the community.