Marine Institute

Explorers Marine Project

Explorers Education Programme project on marine technology and pressure.  Photograph copyright Marine Institute

The Explorers marine project in class module provides teachers with an opportunity to teach their class about the importance of our marine environment and our ocean resource.  Projects may include a range of topics including:

  • Marine biodiversity - living things
  • Caring for our marine environment - impacts of marine litter
  • Marine technology - exploring our ocean
  • Ocean wealth – my favourite job
  • Ocean Literacy science and arts project.  

The Explorers Education officer will provide a listing of the projects they are covering each term.  The project is to be completed over a set period agreed with the teacher.  Teachers will be provided with class schemes, recommended education resources and lesson plans to carry out cross curricular project work based on the project that has been selected. The marine projects in class module will include two half-day visits (approx. 2 hours per visit) to the class by an Explorers Education officer.  The first visit will involve a fun activity introducing ocean literacy, a presentation about the selected project topic and / or the class completing an interactive experiment.   The second visit will involve the class providing a presentation and discussion of their project work to the Education officer.  Both visits will involve fun activities assessing the student’s ocean literacy in which they will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation on completion of the module.  

Teachers participating in this module may be requested to attend an introduction workshop prior to outreach officer visiting the class.

For further information and to book your class for this module please contact the outreach centre in your location:  Explorer contacts 

The Explorers Education Programme™ is supported by the Marine Institute, and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government.