Blue Generation

A new generation aware of the importance of the ocean.

Our goal

The Oceano Azul Foundation will set up a plan and will work with the relevant authorities to introduce ocean’s themes in the school curriculum of all children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal, creating a new generation more aware of the importance of the ocean and its fragile condition.

Initiative status
Stage 1 : Proposal
Initiative keywords
  • Children
  • Learning
  • Ocean
  • Portugal
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Target

Children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal.

Impact

A new program introduced in primary school in Portugal.

Description

This program is a key feature of the whole action plan. It envisages to bring ocean literacy to all children, resident in Portugal, with a special focus on the group between the ages 5 to 9 years old, creating a new blue generation.

This Program is to be developed in partnership with DG Education in Portugal and with the Education Ministry and the goal is to bring knowledge about the ocean and the importance of the ocean to our life on earth to children in school.

There are several initiatives under consideration, including training courses for teachers, developing contents and learning materials and also support to water sports in schools.

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March 25, 2019
Blue Bio Value Business Accelerator BLUE BIO VALUE OPENS APPLICATIONS PERIOD FOR ITS SECOND EDITION   The Oceano Azul Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announce the opening of the second edition of the Blue Bio Value Acceleration Program. The application period runs until June 21st and the entrepreneurs can submit their projects at www.bluebiovalue.pt.   The initiative aims to [...]
January 23, 2019
Education for a Blue Generation Unprecedented education programme brings ocean literacy to Portuguese classrooms.   Oceano Azul Foundation, Oceanário de Lisboa, the Portuguese Directorate-General of Education and the Municipality of Mafra, present the pilot program “Education for a Blue Generation.”   This educational programme aims to transform Portugal’s future generations into European citizens who are committed to sustainability and the [...]
July 20, 2018
“If it doesn’t go in the bin, it goes in the sea” COTONETE BEATA EMBALAGEM OCEANO AZUL FOUNDATION, OCEANÁRIO DE LISBOA AND OLÁ TOGETHER AGAIN TO REDUCE WASTE IN THE OCEAN   The Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa launched the second edition of the “If it doesn't go in the bin it goes in the sea” campaign. The aim of the initiative is to raise [...]