Virtual Ocean Education
Bringing ocean-literacy to homes, classrooms, and communities in an accessible and engaging manner.
About our Virtual Education Workshops
Saltwater Classroom's Virtual Education Workshops are an innovative approach to environmental education designed to spark a passion for our oceans in students in grades 3 through 5.
Through hands-on activities, immersive videos, and live-Zoom sessions, participants will learn about a range of ocean topics while connecting with SC educators, industry leaders, and a community of peers.
Saltwater Classroom has two structures for workshops: SC Core and Deep Dives.
SC Core Workshops
These workshops focus on a curriculum designed to provide a thorough understanding of our planet's oceans and marine life, as well as our human connection to the ocean. SC Core workshops are three weeks in length and like all workshops, are suitable for individual or whole class participation.
More information about the
Deep Dive Workshops
Deep Dive Workshops are an opportunity for students to "dive deep" on a specific ocean topic. These workshops are shorter in length (ranging from 3-5 days) and narrower in focus. Driven by collaboration between partner organizations, Deep Dive workshops a chance for participants to learn first-hand about a species, ecosystem, or other ocean connection.
Structure and Schedule
Ocean Education Workshops with Saltwater Classroom are virtual events to join and be a part of. These workshops are geared towards students in 3rd-5th grade and are suitable for individuals, as well as entire classes. If you're a teacher and want to join as a whole class, we have some special things set up, including partner classrooms and tailored Zoom times. (Here's a little more info about Joining as a Class)
Our workshops are designed to be flexible to fit parents, teachers, and participants schedules and needs. Participants will follow along on the workshop's Roadmap to track their progress with the educational material. If able, students are invited to join supplemental Zoom discussions and activities.
ENGAGING LEARNING THEMES
Both SC Core and Deep Dive Workshops are shaped by learning themes, either daily or biweekly depending on whether SC Core or Deep Dive. Under each theme is a corresponding set of lessons, typically 2-4 lessons per theme for Deep Dives and 3-6 for SC Core. Participants will follow along and track their progress working through themes and lessons on a Workshop Roadmap.
VARIETY OF LESSON STRUCTURES
Lessons are in a range of formats including independent and hands-on activities, immersive videos, field excursions, conservation missions, and live-Zoom events. Our lessons embrace an interdisciplinary approach and incorporate science, math, language skills, art, and music.
Workshops center around Saltwater Classroom's Online Education Portal. In the portal, students will create secure accounts to access educational material, videos, and other fun components. Additionally, Zoom is used as a tool to facilitate connection and strengthen the education. These Zoom times are optional but participation is encouraged!
Our Next Virtual Ocean Education Workshop:
28 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Join Saltwater Classroom to celebrate our successes of the past year and together, generate support for our many goals that lie ahead.
Aug 26, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM