Expressing Ocean Devotion: A Creative Letter Writing Activity (With Prompts)
Activity: A love letter to the ocean
Description | 30 mins
Media: All life depends on the ocean. As a carbon sink, the ocean holds 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. This poem, written by marine biologist Helen Scales and narrated by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, explores the vital role the ocean plays in the carbon cycle, and in regulating Earth's climate. Take a moment to pause and reflect on the beauty of the ocean, and all that it does for us.
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Activity: Love letter - Students are guided through writing their own love letters to the ocean or nearby body of water.
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About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.
Available in French
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Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.