In honour of World Ocean’s Day, Long Jetty based environmental charity and global sustainability movement, Take 3 for the Sea, has partnered with SC Johnson Australia to launch the Take 3 Online Learning Program for Australian students and teachers.
The Online Learning Program will officially launch in September and aims to educate 5 per cent of Australian schools, serving 30,000 students and 1,000 teachers from 300 schools.
The program will build on the success of Take 3’s face-to-face education programs, which on average record a 92 per cent reduction in waste in school playgrounds and positive behaviour change in participants.
“Take 3’s Online Learning Program will deliver premium online education on the critical issue of plastic pollution and waste to students around Australia,” said Sarah Beard, CEO of Take 3.
“Students and teachers will have direct access to engaging, bespoke online learning materials including videos, lesson plans and hands-on activities that will transform their learning experience.
“Take 3’s scope for impact and change through the Online Learning Program is vast and it would not be possible without the generous support of SC Johnson.
The program is being developed in partnership with Cool Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that provides educational curriculum, with a focus on environmental sustainability education and will host the program on CoolAustralia.org with lesson plans free for Australian educators.
Take 3 has delivered education programs in schools, surf clubs and communities around Australia for 10 years with far-reaching, positive impacts.
Before joining Take 3 Beard worked as the Impact Producer for the award-winning conservation film ‘Blue’.
Learning materials released in association with the film saw 611,662 students and 13,297 teachers participate in online conservation education, with 90 per cent of students who participated indicating the resources had helped change their attitudes toward the ocean and marine conservation issues like plastic pollution.
Press release, Jun 8
Madeleine Bell, Take 3 for the Sea