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Whale Education Month

ORCA Inspiring & Educating People

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

Free Fin-tastic Fun in Schools packs are sent to schools and teachers to inspire them about whales, dolphins and porpoises! They are some of the most intelligent, beautiful and awe-inspiring animals on the planet, and ORCA believes that educating the future generation about them and the threats that they face is key to the protection of these species.

Each year, there is a different theme to the resources. In 2017, the theme was ‘Giants of the Ocean’, and in 2018 it is ‘Marine Litter’. The activities link in with the curriculum and provide students extra support in the topics of science, maths and English.

Our Fin-Tastic Fun in Schools resources covers two topics:

The ‘Giants of the Ocean’ resources include three lessons; Whales, dolphins and porpoises

These interactive and fun presentations and activities help students to understand more about the largest animals on our planet, intelligent dolphins and tiny porpoises, plus games and activities to help with children’s knowledge of the topic.

The ‘Marine Litter’ resources comprise of three lessons; What is Marine Litter? How does marine litter harm wildlife? What can I do?

Through the interactive presentations and activities in these lessons, students will learn about one of the biggest threats our ocean wildlife faces today – marine litter, especially plastic pollution. Students will gain knowledge of this topic and learning is reinforced by students thinking of their own ideas of how can minimise this threat for the future.

ORCA Inspiring & Educating People

Want to take part?

Each year hundreds of schools and thousands of students took part. Whale Education Month is an annual event with different topics each year to keep everything fresh!

Although we encourage schools to deliver the materials in October, teachers can use the materials all year to inspire students about wonderful whales and dolphins.

Whale Education Month 2018 has ended but if you want to register to find out when packs are available for 2019, register your details below!

The ORCA team will email you when registration opens!

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