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World Oceans Day teaching resources

World Oceans Day, June 8th, is a time when people all around the world do something to show their appreciation for the world’s oceans.

We are all connected to the oceans in some way.

Did you know:

  • Oceans cover over 70% of the earth’s surface
  • Ocean plants and organisms create most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Oceans absorb carbon dioxide, helping to regulate our climate
  • Many of our medicines come from the oceans

Our oceans bring countless benefits to our lives, and now you can bring those benefits to your classroom!

Our freely available lesson plans give you the tools to celebrate World Oceans Day with your students. These lesson activities encourage students to develop their vocabulary, to collaborate, and to speak about current issues.  

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  1. Sorry, but it is impossible to access the resources as bitly seems to have blacklisted the links as potential dangers both in the e-mail I received and on the OUP website … A real pity.

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  3. Fantastic. My homeland Australia is durrounded by 2 great oceans, the Pacific to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west including together with other oceans to the north and south. I respect them all.

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