• Positive Action for Young People

    I want to inspire, motivate and educate the next generation

    on the challenges surrounding ocean plastic...

  • Young People At Home

    Encourage the children in your family to make an impact

    Young People in the Community

    Improve your outreach to a wider audience of young people

    Educational Resources

    Free educational resources to teach children about ocean plastic

    Paid Resources

    Paid resources that were too great to not include!

  • Young People at Home

    Inspire the young people in your family to make a difference...

    Kids Against Plastic

    Join the Kids' Against Plastic campaign to pick up 100,000 pieces of plastic litter – this is also the amount of sea mammals killed by plastic each year. It's simple to get involved. 1) Pick up litter. 2) Count the number of pieces. 3) Photograph your haul. 4) Send the number and picture to Kids Against Plastic.

    Emily Penn

    Ocean Advocate Emily Penn gives an inspiring TedX talk describing her journey to her career in ocean plastics and giving advice for young people looking for their path

    Kids Against Plastic

    Inspiring sisters Amy and Ella Meek are taking on ocean plastics by spreading the word, leading by example, taking part in litter picks and helping cafes become 'Plastic Clever'. If you're a kid who wants to make a difference, they want you to join them.

    Various

    Find out more about current campaigns aimed at reducing ocean plastic, sharing information about plastic pollution and encouraging young people to get involved

  • Young People in the Community

    Improve your outreach to a wider audience of young people...

    Speakers for Schools

    Giving a school talk about the challenges we face with ocean plastics can be a great way to inspire the next generation. Charity Speakers for Schools have great advice on what to consider. They have their own speaker network which provides talks to schools in the UK

    by eXXpedition crew member Deborah Maw

    A step-by-step guide to setting up a simple beach litter art workshop for young people. This workshop can be run in just 15 minutes and facilitates important discussions around the sources of ocean plastic

    Surfers Against Sewage x Parley for the Oceans

    In 2017, Surfers Against Sewage and Parley for the Oceans collaborated to run Ocean Schools along with 15 schools in the UK. Click on the link to find tips for running your own Ocean School or contact details for more help and support

  • Educational Resources

    Free educational resources to teach young people about ocean plastic...

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has free resources designed to help students explore the key concepts of the circular economy and challenges of our current lifestyles.

    The Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge

    Lesson plans uploaded by teachers focused on plastic and sustainability.

    Digital Explorer

    Digital Explorer has produced a downloadable set of worksheets and real-life videos in collaboration with experts at the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth to help GCSE students develop their science skills

    TEDEd

    TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. This TEDEd lession is based around Captain Charles Moore's TEDtalk, 'Seas of Plastic'.

    TEDEd

    TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. This TEDEd lession is based around the TEDtalk, 'The Nurdle's Quest for Ocean Domination'.

    TEDEd

    TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. This TEDEd lession is based around the TEDtalk, 'The Lifecycle of a Plastic Bottle'.

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