to the Classroom
Education is a powerful tool to inspire and motivate people to get involved and take action to make a difference. Therefore it is something eXXpedition is passionate about providing! Please check out different ways in which you and your school can get involved below.
We offer school talks and workshops where someone from our core team (or an ambassador) can come into your assembly and/or classroom to help you in your efforts to raise awareness and bring about change. If you are interested in signing up for a talk please email [email protected] to find out the costs involved and to discuss availability.
teaching through eXXpedition
To help eXXpedition zoom directly into classrooms from our at sea expeditions, we collaborate with ‘Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants’. This is a non-profit on a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms around the world, through virtual guest speakers and field trips. Since launching in September 2015, ‘Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants’ has run thousands of virtual events connecting hundreds of thousands of students with leading scientists and explorers from over 70 countries.
Use our SHiFT Platform: There is so much information out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. We created the SHiFT Platform to help people learn more about the causes of and solutions to plastic pollution as they explore hundreds of different ways to tackle the problem from sea to source. The SHiFT Platform is a great way to engage your classroom in assignments, workshops and other activities where they can get creative thinking about how they can address the issue.
Download Free Teaching Resources: In partnership with Young Citizens and supported by our Silver Sponsors at Slaughter and May, we have created a three part resource for teachers looking to bring in the topic of plastic pollution into the classroom, exploring how each student can find their own super powers to tackle it.
Download the Marine Debris Tracker: Start your own citizen science project by encouraging students to keep track of the litter they come across in their local area. This is a great tool to not only contribute to a global waste management survey data set, but also for people to realise first hand that the items they use on a daily basis are being littered and eventually making their way to the ocean.