Protecting a Local Hotspot Activity
Activity Description | 90 minutes
Media: Explore Raja Ampat, Indonesia—the most biodiverse place in the ocean! Discover how the ecosystem here thrives in the face of new challenges.
Activity: Become a hotspot advocate! Students learn about biodiversity hotspots for conservation, identify a local hotspot, and construct a persuasive argument for its protection.
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Captions and video descriptions are available for videos on the Ocean School YouTube channel.
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.