We commend and thank educators who take a leadership role in helping to preserve our water, waterways and oceans. The following teachers have assigned "Be An Ocean Hero" to their students. We thank our teachers for their dedication and guidance to our next generation. (Note: to protect the identity of students should a group photo and/or students names be submitted to us, we do not name the school or city, just the province. Thank you for understanding.)
British Columbia Shawn Wilson, Chair, Surrey BC
you for the information on World Oceans Day. I have forwarded this to the
superintendent of Surrey Schools with a request to distribute it to all schools
in Surrey. As the largest District in BC, with over 70,000 students, I know
there will be some take up on the event. We have a large number of teachers
with a keen interest in environmental issues and kids today are very aware
of the need to promote clean air and clean water sustainability in their world.
I have developed a presentation on clean water that I take to schools and the
material on your website is very useful to me.
already have a few classes that I will be taking my interesting presentation to
and will be promoting World Oceans Week as a part of that."
Board of Trustees, Surrey School District
Manitoba Please see letter from Minister of Education below.
Mavis McRae, a volunteer committed to helping preserve our watersheds and oceans, has spoken with over 1100 students this year in Winnipeg, Brandon, Minto, Starbuck,
Prairie and Selkirk Manitoba. New Brunswick
Newfoundland Nova Central School District See letter from Minister of Education below
Nova Scotia Cruddas, James Dartmouth: Colby Village Elementary
Ontario Kawartha Pine Ridge School District Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Prince Edward Island
Nunavut World Oceans Day is on all the school calendars
NWT World Oceans Day is on all the school calendars
Yukon World Oceans Day is on all the school calendars
Ministry of Education
Dear World Oceans Day Canada;
Thank you for your recent letter in which you requested that Manitoba educators
receive encouragement to acknowledge World Oceans Day, use educational
materials found on your website, and become Ocean Hero champions. I am pleased
to inform you that Manitoba Education will promote World Oceans Day among
educators across our province.
sits at the centre of an enormous watershed that passes through four American
states and four Canadian provinces into Hudson’s Bay. Lake Winnipeg is the
sixth-largest freshwater lake in Canada. For this and many other reasons, we
encourage our students to value the health and safety of our water and to
Manitoba Education has worked to support students
who are experiencing and learning about what it means to live in a sustainable
manner, and we appreciate this opportunity to promote the work of your
organization in support of World Oceans Day.
Education Minister, Manitoba
Dear World Oceans Day Canada:
Thank you for your letter of March 13, 2013 in which you provide
information regarding World Oceans Day, June 8, and World Oceans Week, June
The information you provided has been forwarded to personnel in our
school districts for distribution to teachers.
I wish you continued success with this and all future initiatives.
CLYDE JACKMAN, MHA
Minister, Department of Education, Newfoundland