Unesco Green Citizens

Ocean Creature Feature

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Project begin: 14/04/2020

To raise awareness about the importance and urgency of protecting the oceans, Sri Lankan marine biologist Asha de Vos created Ocean Creature Feature, a series of interactive, educational videos.

Leading organisation: Oceanswell
The country where the team is based: Sri Lanka
Theme: Biodiversity, Ocean
Sub-themes: Ocean education, Protecting marine ecosystems
Tag: #Women #Youth
Selection: 2021
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Sri Lankan marine biologist and pioneering blue whale researcher, Asha de Vos founded Oceanswell to raise awareness, educate citizens and carry out research to preserve the ocean and unique marine ecosystems in Sri Lanka and beyond.

When lockdown arrived in 2020, she asked herself how she could keep people informed about marine animals and motivated to protect them. To keep the ocean at the forefront of people’s minds, especially children, she decided to create a series of videos entitled Ocean Creature Feature. Although she had no professional filming equipment, she did have a very passionate team who worked tirelessly to produce a collection of videos exploring the lives and habitats of 10 different marine animals. Each episode also comes with a worksheet to learn more about the animal and give parents a few moments of peace.

Digital resources to reconnect with nature

By plunging young Sri Lankans into the marine world, the organisation hopes to contribute to the next generation of “ocean heroes”. The videos are available online for free for children and adults across the world.

The story doesn’t stop there. Oceanswell is looking to collect funds to create more episodes and resource kits to promote other marine wildlife.

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https://oceanswell.org/ocean-creature-feature

 

 

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