Asociación Ondine's Dos Manos Schools Programme explores the issue of plastic in the marine environment and the effect this has on our marine life and ourselves. It is offered to local schools with the aim of reaching and engaging as many students, teachers and parents as possible into marine conservation, ultimately helping to shape an environmentally caring and proactive local population and future generation.
The programme is offered in English, Spanish and Catalán, and comes in two versions: a standard three-day version for students of 13/14 years and above, and a one-day Junior version for students younger than 13 years.
During the programme we look at the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems, the connectivity between human behaviour and the marine environment, and our responsibility for it.
It is a hands-on programme during which the students do a local excursion during which they conduct a Dos Manos beach clean up. They undertake a scientific survey, analyse their results and discuss possible solutions to local problems.
The programme raises awareness and promotes reflection on how we can replace or re-use plastic to limit its demand in our everyday life, as well as how we can prevent plastic from ending up in the environment. It inspires and empowers students to find innovative solutions to common problems caused by plastic pollution.
“We are well on our way to making differences at our school and in our homes! The children went home with so many positive ideas that they are excited to get started on. Many parents at the school also thanked us for arranging such an important learning opportunity for their children. We will keep you up-to-date on the changes we make - one step at a time. Thank you for a fantastic day and for your enthusiasm and dedication. You have most definitely inspired us to make a difference!” - Teacher Sarah Cooper from Balearic International School
To learn more or bring our Dos Manos Schools Programme to a school near you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.