A month to learn all about the UK's whales, dolphins and porpoises.
On World Maritime Day Anna Bunney, ORCA’s Head of Education introduces ORCA’s Whale Education Month 2019 saying: " in 2018 an estimated 65,000 children took part, we want 2019 to be even bigger!"
Whale Education Month is a project run by ORCA, to encourage students (and their teachers!), to learn more about the importance of whales and dolphins, and their conservation, during the month of October.
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ORCA is one of the UK’s leading whale and dolphin conservation charities, and we are dedicated to the long term protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and European waters. We have worked in schools for the past eight years, on a local scale, and we have inspired tens of thousands of children about wonderful whales and dolphins and marine conservation.
But as a small charity, our education outreach was only on a local scale, until 2017 when we launched our Whale Education Month project. In the first year, over 100 schools signed up, with thousands of students taking part. In 2018, the event was even bigger with over 695 schools signed up from all around the world, and an estimated 65,000 children taking part! And we want 2019 to be even bigger – so please do spread the word!
It’s not only school teachers that have signed up, but home educators, parents, wildlife club leaders and community group leaders; the resources are free to everyone!
Read Anna's article and sign up for the free resources here.