World Oceans Day is June 8

Ocean Hero

Everyone can become an Ocean Hero, a protector of our waterways, oceans and marine life. Oceans generate 80% of our oxygen. Both our waterways and our oceans are a major source of food. Their health depends on us. Together we can make a difference. Please see the Criteria for earning an Ocean Hero certificate below.  Meet the Ocean Hero logo on the "In Action" page.

Our Ocean Hero is traveling: Students, Teachers and Parents across Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, India, Japan, Africa, UK and China (to mention just a few) are earning the Ocean Hero Certificate. Bravo! Our Ocean Hero is traveling with Educators to Switzerland and Taiwan too.

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Teachers and Parents:

Children and Youth will enhance many skills as they work through the process of becoming an Ocean Hero:

                Math

                Language

                Geography

                History

                Public Speaking

                Art

               Team Work

               Research

Please email us for your Ocean Hero Certificate file in Word: 

Board (at) WorldOceansDay.ca    or DebA at Telus.net

or 

You can download in PDF at a donated page on http://www.discountrv.biz/world-oceans-day22.html

World Oceans Day Ocean Hero Criteria - Children to Adults and Groups

Criteria to earn an “OCEAN HERO” Certificate

Age 3 – 4         Grade: Pre School & Pre Kindergarten

Complete 4 of the following 6 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean)

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week

Hints: - by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

- put a container water in the fridge to keep water cold instead of running the

tap and wasting water each time you want a cold drink of water

4) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up (weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results) individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

5) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
6) Pledge to recycle cans, plastics, paper

Age 5 – 6           Grade Senior Kindergarten – Grade 1

Complete 4 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean)

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week

Hint: - by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

- put a container water in the fridge to keep water cold instead of running the

tap and wasting water each time you want a cold drink of water

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Example: walking or bike riding instead of driving, getting things done in one trip instead of two.

Hint: You can use the emissions calculator online to track “your carbon footprint” reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up (weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results) individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results.

Age 7 – 8          Grade 2 to Grade 3

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean)

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week

Hints: - by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

- put a container water in the fridge to keep water cold instead of running the

tap and wasting water each time you want a cold drink of water

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Example: walking or bike riding instead of driving, getting things done in one trip instead of two.....

Hint: You can use the emissions calculator online to track “your carbon footprint” reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up (weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results) individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results.

Age 9 – 10      Grade 4 to Grade 5

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean)

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week.

Examples: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

turn off the tap midway during your shower

turn off the tap midway while you apply soap and wash your familycar

keep a container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap

each time you want a drink of cold water

fix a leaking tap

Hint: by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Example: walking or bike riding instead of driving, getting things done in one trip instead of two.....

Hint: You can use the emissions calculator online to track “your carbon footprint” reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up and report results. Weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.

7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results.

Age 11 – 12        Grade 6 to Grade 7

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean). Write a 100 word essay.

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans. Write a 100 word essay.
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week.

Examples: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

turn off the tap midway during your shower

turn off the tap midway while you apply soap and wash your familycar

keep a container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap

each time you want a drink of cold water

fix a leaking tap

Hint: by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Examples: walking or bike riding instead of driving

getting things done in one trip instead of two

Hint: You can use the emissions calculators online to track and report your carbon footprint reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up and report results. Weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species. Write a 100 word essay.

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording and reporting your results

Age 13 – 14          Grade 8 to Grade 9

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean) Write a 200 word essay.

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans. Write a 200 word essay.
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week.

Examples: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

turn off the tap midway during your shower

turn off the tap midway while you apply soap and wash your familycar

keep a container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap

each time you want a drink of cold water

fix a leaking tap

Hint: by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Examples: walking or bike riding instead of driving

getting things done in one trip instead of two

Hint: You can use the emissions calculators online to track and report your carbon footprint reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up and report results. Weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species. Write a 200 word essay.

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results

Age 15 – 17         Grade 10 to Grade 12

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean) Write a 500 word essay.

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans. Write a 500 word essay.
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week.

Examples: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

turn off the tap midway during your shower

turn off the tap midway while you apply soap and wash your familycar

keep a container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap

each time you want a drink of cold water

fix a leaking tap

Hint: by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Examples: walking or bike riding instead of driving

getting things done in one trip instead of two

Hint: You can use the emissions calculators online to track and report your carbon footprint reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up and report results. Weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species. Write a 500 word essay.

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results

Adult     including College, University

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean) Write a 700 word essay.

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans. Write a 700 word essay.
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week.

Examples: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

turn off the tap midway during your shower

turn off the tap midway while you apply soap and wash your familycar

keep a container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap

each time you want a drink of cold water

fix a leaking tap

Hint: by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Examples: walking or bike riding instead of driving

getting things done in one trip instead of two

Hint: You can use the emissions calculators online to track and report your carbon footprint reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up and report results. Weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species. Write a 700 word essay.

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results

Groups      All ages

Complete 6 of the following 8 activities to earn an OCEAN HERO certificate

1) Learn the basic facts about the water cycle (ocean, cloud, rain, creek, lake, river, ocean) Write a 200 word essay.

2) Learn the basic facts about our oceans. Write a 200 word essay.
3) Pledge to conserve water and track the water you saved in a week.

Examples: turn off the tap while brushing your teeth

turn off the tap midway during your shower

turn off the tap midway while you apply soap and wash your familycar

keep a container of water in the fridge instead of running the tap

each time you want a drink of cold water

fix a leaking tap

Hint: by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth twice a day you will save30 Liters of water each day

4) Pledge to reduce your emissions “your carbon footprint”, with examples of behavior Examples: walking or bike riding instead of driving

getting things done in one trip instead of two

Hint: You can use the emissions calculators online to track and report your carbon footprint reduction
5) Participate in a beach, stream, river, lake or ocean shoreline clean up and report results. Weigh the bags of waste you picked up and take a photo at the end to show your results individually or as a group. Wear gloves.

6) Pledge to not litter and to pick up litter near waterways whenever you see it. Wear gloves to pick up litter.
7) Learn about sustainable seafood / fishing practices or endangered species. Write a 200 word essay.

8) Any other conservation or recycling project you choose, recording your results