CURRICULUM

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.

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Introductory Material

This is an introduction to Washed Ashore and our work, including a supply list

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Introductory Material

This download includes a supply list for a washed ashore lesson

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Introductory Material

Instructions on how to process marine debris

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Lesson 1

A general introduction to Washed Ashore and plastic pollution.

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Lesson 2

An introduction to using art as a language and creating art from unusual materials.

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Lesson 3

An introduction to man-made polymers, both why they were created and how they are used.

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Lesson 4

An exploration into how long man-made substances can last in the environment and how different materials break down.

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Lesson 5

A continuation of the study of using art as a language, focused on texture.

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Lesson 6

Anymore An introduction to three of the most common destinations of our trash: the landfill, the recycling center, and the environment.

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Lesson 7

A team building game that explores the ways we are all connected through the waste stream.

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Lesson 8

An introduction to single use plastics and the issues that they have created in the environment.

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Lesson 9

A continuation of the study of using art as a language, focused on creating lines through processing.

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Lesson 10

Then and Now An investigation into how packaging has changed with the introduction of plastic and how it’s affecting the environment.

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Lesson 11

An introduction to using mosaic technique to create community art.

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Lesson 12

In this final lesson, the masks will be completed to use in creating a classroom conservation project.

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Ext Lesson 1: Let's Face It

Creation of masks based on students’ faces using recovered materials from marine debris cleanups.

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Ext Lesson 2: What Can I Say

Creation of a message about local plastic pollution to deliver using the masks created in lesson one.

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Ext Lesson 3: Refining the Message

Student messages are completed and prepared for presentation to the community.

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