Welcome to Parley Ocean School, a virtual education portal of Parley for the Oceans.
Parley for the Oceans is a global environmental organization and collaboration network where creators, thinkers and leaders raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and take action against the major threats of plastic pollution, climate change and overfishing. There is no magic fix for complex ocean issues, but there are simple steps we can all take. Everyone has a role to play, therefore collaboration is the key. It all starts with knowing.
This virtual space — our Parley Ocean School learning portal — is dedicated to education for action. It's a tool for connecting curious minds to the knowledge, tools and inspiration for creating change. And it's free.
Our goal is to remove barriers to education and amplify access to the wonders of the oceans. As you take courses, you will deepen your understanding about the beauty and fragility of our planet's largest ecosystem, and learn new ways of creating, thinking and living on this fast-changing ocean-covered planet called Earth.
Topics are varied and cover everything from what’s at the bottom of the marine food chain to what you can do to repurpose plastics. By navigating and taking the courses you will:
Learn first hand from ocean experts and legends like Dr. Sylvia Earle and Captain Paul Watson about what’s really happening in the oceans, how we got to where we are and what actions we can take now;
Discover ocean wonders, from translucent salps that help regulate the climate to immortal jellyfish that might be able to live forever;
Dive into the world of corals and several marine species, understand their importance and how you can play a role to support their preservation;
Understand the dimension of plastic debris in the oceans and discover how plastic waste can be turned into something beautiful and valuable;
Create a material revolution to change how we design products and build our world;
Discover the inspiring initiatives of ocean activists and advocates across the globe;
Understand the different skills you can use and careers you can have to continue being a part of the ocean movement;
And so much more.
The Parley Ocean School portal and program is not numerically graded. This is intentional. Instead of being concerned with grades and scores, we’d like you to focus on interacting with new information about the oceans and building up your own skill set and community so that you can become a better advocate and leader of change. Approach Parley Ocean School with an open mind, and as an opportunity to follow your curiosity, deepen your knowledge and engage in the oceans movement. Most importantly, together with people around the world, we will explore what we can all do collectively and as individuals. The power for change lies in every one of us, every day. By demanding and choosing better, and harnessing the power of creativity and collaboration, we help shape a new way of living — one that can synchronize the systems of humankind with the ecosystems of nature. To transform our world, let’s learn about its life-giving ecosystem.
Dive in, fall in love with the oceans, spread the word, and carve your own role in this movement. For the oceans!
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