#OceanDecade Challenge NEW classroom activities and resources for the Ocean Decade

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, visualize 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).

Target Audience

Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8)


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Ocean Networks Canada
    Monika Pelz

    Monika joined ONC's Learning and Community Engagement department as a K-12 Education Coordinator in the fall of 2012. She is a teacher with a passion for ocean and science education. Monika is deeply passionate about learning, and is always willing to try something at least once for the experience. This has led to some pretty incredible adventures including blackwater rafting in caves full of glow worms and watching whales breach from the west coast trail. Monika enjoys making people smile, and showing them all the cool things they can find at the beach while walking and exploring. In her free time, you can find Monika playing board games, baking, and painting.


  • Ocean Networks Canada
    Jen Mayer