Oceans of learning resources online at marine.ie

Oceans of learning resources online at marine.ie03 April 2020: Dive deep into the oceans of learning resources available from the Marine Institute's website www.marine.ie. Explore Ireland's marine resource and the work of scientists at the Marine Institute through our Oceans of Learning series, offering downloadable resources, videos and interactive activities.

Patricia Orme, Director of Corporate Services, Marine Institute said, "Increasing awareness of the value and opportunities of our ocean is a key strategic initiative of the Marine Institute. Through outreach events such as SeaFest, Ireland's national maritime festival, and our Explorers Educational Programme, the Marine Institute aims to promote our ocean wealth and increase ocean literacy. Building on these outreach and educational activities, our online learning resources make it easier for those of all ages to engage with our ocean and learn at home."

Discover the importance of Ireland's marine research vessels, the RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager in our Oceans of Learning series. Jump on board the RV Celtic Explorer and take the 3D virtual tour, view videos, download fact sheets and colouring activities.RV Celtic Explorer and RV Celtic Voyager

Navigate a range of marine topics through the Marine Institute's awareness campaign, Exploring Our Marine. Learn about weather buoys, phytoplankton, deep-sea species and Ireland's ocean economy.

Discover more about our oceans through our colourful series of marine facts, on everything from shipping and seafood to sharks and shipwrecks.

The Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme also offers lesson plans about the ocean, for teachers, parents and primary school children to use while they are doing their school work from home.

The Marine Institute has developed and supported film and media productions, including the documentary series, Ireland's Deep Atlantic. The documentary features in online classroom resources for Junior Cycle students and explores sustainable development, the impact on the environment, the 'Real Map of Ireland' and the importance of our ocean territory. Lesson plans and video clips from the documentary are also available from the RTE Learn website.

Splash into oceans of learning by visiting the Marine Institute's website https://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/areas-activity/education-outreach/education-outreach Follow the Marine Institute on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates on the learning resources available.