Outreach

Clean Coast Outer Hebrides works with schools, scientific institutions, businesses, and community resources to enhance marine science education and literacy in the Outer Hebrides community.

Schools and Community Groups

We are available to provide advice, logistical support, materials, and outreach for local school and community groups.  If you are a school or community group and would like more information please get in touch with us via email at: cleancoastoh@gmail.com.

Education is the key to opportunity.  It’s a ticket out of poverty. – George H.W. Bush

For educators Clean Coast Outer Hebrides is available to provide advice on the structured development of existing classroom activities using up to date science-based information.  We are trained and are available for consultation on the creation and implementation of:

  • Quantifiable learning objectives
  • Experiential learning activities
  • More inclusive activities
  • Learning objectives and rubrics
  • Flipped classroom pedagogy
  • Learner centered teaching
  • Content and language integrated learning
  • Reducing student apathy and increasing motivation

We also have direct experience of the development and structure of low budget high impact educational experiences (e.g., Barnard et al., 2017), and are able to identify and reach potential corporate and governmental funding streams. Our mission is to empower you, the educators, to develop the next generation of front line classroom activities.

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Mass balance of plastics in the marine environment. The large gray arrows indicate fluxes into and out of the marine environment, including potential biodegradation of plastics. The boxes indicate reservoirs of plastic debris, and the black arrows indicate potential pathways of plastics between reservoirs. Fragmentation of plastics caused by weathering and biological processes can occur in all reservoirs, especially when exposed to sunlight (at the sea surface and along coastlines) (Law, 2017).

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