Join Ocean Networks Canada’s K-12 Education Team to explore the new “#OceanDecade Challenge” created in partnership with Girl Guides of Canada and DFO. Facilitators will discuss the program and share activities that are ready to be used in classrooms, outreach centres and even at home. Participants will explore hands-on activities, demos and games that help illustrate the societal outcomes of the #OceanDecade with a uniquely Canadian perspective. Students and teachers will experience marine science, visualise unique ocean challenges and engage in innovative explorations and activities. Delegates can expect to leave with ready made activity plans and an understanding of Canada’s role in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
Monika is a part-time teacher on call in Saanich, as well as K-12 Education Coordinator at Ocean Networks Canada. Known for her dry wit and dedication to teaching and learning, she has taught in a variety of settings and enjoys connecting students to the wider world. When in need of a pick-me-up, she likes calling in sick to places she's never worked and taping “voice activated” signs to new equipment around the office.
Jennifer Mayer is a Resource Developer on the K-12 Education Team at Ocean Networks Canada with a passion for youth, community and the planet. With a background in education and a love of the outdoors, her favourite work days are spent getting kids excited about the world around them. When she’s not working, you’ll find Jen volunteering with Girl Guides of Canada, camping, or exploring the local parks and beaches with her family and dogs.