We Are Ocean : Module 4

Welcome to Module 4. We Are Ocean Vancouver. On this Teacher Page you will find the Learning Video to watch with your students, and the corresponding Educational Guide offering content for lesson plans and activity ideas. We’ve also created bonus cycling and walking tours that feature We Are Ocean Vancouver locations!

The module begins with an introduction by very special guest Francesca Santoro. Francesca is in charge of ocean literacy and ocean science communication activities at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. She coordinates global partnerships to raise awareness on the importance of the ocean for the planet.

Cease and Oli are back to take you to Maplewood flats, a site where the impacts of colonization on the ecosystems and ocean are clearly evident.  Oli interviews Cease to go deeper into the meaning of colonization, indigenous plants and decolonization practices, then share how students can support ocean health through what they’ve learned.

Bonus Activity

Two WE ARE OCEAN Vancouver cycling and walking tours are now available as part of the 2021 Vancouver Biennale BIKEnnale/WALKennale.

  • Visit the locations discussed in the learning videos
  • Perfect meaningful summer activity for families
  • Self-guided, go when you like, as often as you like
  • COVID safe, healthy outdoor fun for parents and children

FREE Family Passes available to teachers, students and their parents participating in WE ARE OCEAN Vancouver. Go to www.vbbike.ca/waov and use Promo Code WAOVFAM to register.

Extra Bonus

Register with the FREE promo code and get access to the entire 2021 BIKEnnale/WALKennale. It’s the quintessential way to combine our love of outdoor recreation with our love of great art. The self-guided tours are super fun and fully annotated with fascinating information on public art and points of cultural, historical and architectural interest throughout Metro Vancouver. There are several family-friendly tours with several fun teachable moments throughout!

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Additional Footage by Cease Wyss