Key Education and Plastic Solution Initiatives for 2019
School Education – Adopt a School Program
We have created a short versions (22 minutes) of the award-winning feature documentary “A Plastic Ocean” that can be implemented into a 1 hour workshop or as part of a multi-lesson plan…….Our graphically engaging educational guide, efficiently and effectively introduces the problem of plastic pollution, encourages students, of all learning groups and ages, to rethink plastic and engages students to creatively think of solutions…
Youth Education Through Film
Our international organization is also in the final stages of completion on a new short film that is targeted for kids aged 5 to 10-years-old. This 22-minute film, along with a supporting Education & Discussion Guide and infographics, will be made available to schools and youth organizations at no cost. It will serve as a powerful tool for teachers and students to engage with each other on the issue of plastic pollution.
With our 22 min film versions we are targeting to reach over 20,000 students through our school education programs across Canada in 2019. Our new youth film will allow us to focus on all school levels from Elementary through Middle and Secondary class levels.
…Funds will be used to produce a new “Education Resource Pack” to facilitate additional school activities and workshops.
…We will also create a “Student Enterprise” model at the Secondary school level to create a business plan while developing critical thinking and writing skills.
Facilitator Education for Schools and Communities
This ties in with all of our awareness efforts, especially those that are outlined in this document. It is essential for us to continue to develop a team of people that can serve as educators or ambassadors – and inspirational leaders – on the topic of plastic pollution. These are our true champions … those that can best engage on the issue with their local schools and communities, and in local languages. We are in need of funds to better organize this effort, and most importantly, to expand it Canada wide
We are in need of funds to better organize this effort, and most importantly, to expand our reach. With the guidance of a certified educator (funds will help support the cost of this consultant).
…We will produce an education manual for, outlining key facts, best practices, suggested material, expectations and goals and conduct training sessions
…We will also conduct training sessions via video conferencing or in person
…We will also produce a new 30minute video and guide for in person delivery of presentations at schools and communities. Presentations will focus on our foundations’ work and who we engage with locally.
…After the initial training is completed, school educators and ambassadors will have access to an online resource folder that is updated regularly, providing them with all the latest news and facts about plastic pollution.
Our goal is to expand the number of educators and ambassadors to reach schools and communities across Canada.
Pilot a small grants program through a flagship program
Seek local organzations across Canada to implement reel infrastructure working towards waste plastic remediation, recovery and reduction.
• Income generating opportunities for the local organization
• Local processing of waste plastics found on clean-ups and generated in town to produce a range of items such as local interest collectables and branded recycling collection bins
• Tourist point of interest and related engagement opportunities.
Create a National Database listing all organizations in Canada working on Waste Plastics and Developing New Solutions to Rethink Plastic
Creation of a main resource for information on plastics in Canadian oceans and the environment, available for anyone interested in Canadian or local plastic issues and solutions from academics, students and policy experts.
Database to be available through Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada’s website