Whale Education Month

Whale Education Month

Every October, ORCA invites schools from all around the UK to take part in Whale Education Month!

Every year, we send  out free lesson packs to schools and teachers about the largest, most intelligent and fascinating animals on the planet - whales, dolphins and porpoises!  The activities link in with the curriculum and provide students extra support in the topics of science, maths and English.  

Teachers are provided with a free lesson pack, which will give three different hour-long lessons for children in KS2. 

The Whale Education Month Materials for 2017 included;

  • Lesson 1: Whales – an interactive presentation provided about the largest animals on our planet, plus games and activities to help with children’s knowledge of the topic
  • Lesson 2: Dolphins – an interactive presentation provided about intelligent dolphins, plus games and activities to help with children’s knowledge of the topic
  • Lesson 3: Porpoises – an interactive presentation provided about the often overlooked marine mammals, plus games and activities to help with children’s knowledge of the topic

In October 2017, hundreds of schools and thousands of students took part.  Whale Education Month is an annual event with different topics each year.  Although we encourage schools to deliver the materials in October, teachers can use the materials anytime to inspire students about wonderful whales and dolphins.

Want to take part?

If your school would like to take part and recive the free materials, please contact Anna Bunney, ORCA's Education Coordinator on anna.bunney@orcaweb.org.uk, and the materials will be emailed to you!