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Project

OCEAN CHALLENGE A YUNGA-FAO BADGE PROGRAM

26th Aug 2013

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Often people do not recognise the essential role that the oceans play in life on Earth. The Oceans Challenge Badge has therefore been developed to help inform, educate and inspire children and young people about the oceans. By completing the badge, they will learn about the importance of the oceans to life on Earth, how people use the oceans and how this use is affecting the oceans and ultimately the world that we live in. The badge has also been designed to encourage children and young people to raise awareness about the oceans and spread the word about just how important the oceans are to all of us.
All details given on attached file  
 
 
Choose activities
Let the group or individuals choose which activities they would like to do according to their skills, interests and abilities (although for very young children, an adult should help guide them). Many of the activities can be undertaken either individually or in groups, but some are specifically group activities (and in the case of very young children, should be adult led). If only one child/young person is interested in a group activity, it should be possible to modify it so that an individual can complete it. If you have another activity that is relevant or particularly appropriate to your area, you could also include it as an option or an additional activity.  
 
Allow time and provide support
Many of the activities included in this booklet can be completed in an evening, but several require children and young people to find out more information or collect materials. Allow them time to carry out each activity and support them in their search for information. Encourage them to be as independent as possible and think creatively about how they carry out each activity.
 
Present findings to the group
Encourage children and young people to present what they have found out from each activity to the rest of their group. Do you notice any changes in their attitudes and behaviour? Get them to discuss their experiences – what have they enjoyed about completing the activity? What have they not? How can they use what they have learnt to make a difference in their everyday lives? How can they encourage others to make similar changes?
 
Organise an award ceremony
For those who have successfully completed the badge curriculum, organise an award ceremony. Invite friends and family, teachers, journalists and community leaders to participate. This could be an opportunity for your group to spread the word about what they have discovered as they completed this badge to the wider community. Award them with certificates and the oceans challenge badge. Challenge badges can be ordered at the WAGGGS online shop: www.wagggs-shop.org
 
Share with Messengers of Peace WOSM tell  and FAO and WAGGGS
Send us your stories, photos, drawings, ideas and suggestions: children-youth@fao.org
 
Age ranges of activities
 
To help you and your group select the most suitable activities, a coding system is provided to indicate the age group for which the activity is most suitable. Next to each activity you will see a combination of the symbols ‚ƒ.
 
indicates activities suitable for those aged 5-10,
‚indicates activities for those aged 11-15, and
ƒ refers to activities for those aged 16-20.
 
This coding system is only indicative and you may find that an activity coded for one age group is suitable for individuals in a different age group. This will vary according to the ability of each individual.
 
The badge curriculum
 
The Oceans Challenge Badge is divided into 5 different categories:
 
·         What and where are the oceans?
·         Shaping life on the planet
·         Weather and climate
·         People and the oceans
·         Exploration and action
 
Each category contains ten different activities that have been coded according to different age groups. Most activities are suitable for more than one age group and the majority contain ideas to extend the activity for the older and more able children in the class or group. The learning aim for each activity is stated at the beginning, but each activity also encourages the development of wider skills such as powers of observation, team work, creativity, speaking in public and community involvement.
 
To earn the badge, children and young people need to complete two activities from each category (so ten in total), but if additional activities are of interest to them, encourage them to do extra! Each activity has a tangible output against which children’s and young people’s progress can be gauged. If the suggested outputs are not of interest to the children/young people, encourage them to think of an alternative.
 
The badge has lots of different kinds of activities from scientific experiments, to model building, art work, creative writing, technical writing, presentations and debates. It is hoped that they will appeal to children and young people from around the world with different levels of access to resources and technologies. Where possible, reference materials have been included (if necessary) and the physical materials needed are limited to everyday household items. The materials needed are listed at the beginning of each activity.
 
Unfortunately, not all activities can be carried out in all parts of the world. If you aren’t lucky enough to live near the coast, then making trips to the beach may be difficult, but there is a lot you can learn about the oceans without having to leave home. The internet is also a wonderful resource, but not everyone has access to it or it can be very slow if the connection is not good. This guide does point you to numerous internet resources, but the introductory material for teachers/group leaders should provide a good starting point for completing the activities and there are alternatives to the internet, such as reference books, newspapers and magazines, talking to people you know, writing to people to ask for information, and even telephoning them. If you are creative, you can find a way!
 
 the full carricelem  will be on the attachment
 
photos
GRUP participating troop 6 liades ans35 scouts
CAMP AREA  Camping Area
5.1.3vvMaing models of sea creatures from aailable material on the beach
4.1.1 Playing Beach games Colleyball
4.1.1 Playing beach games  Bowling
2.1.3 Hike on seaside to research coastal area 
2.1.3 inestigating animals
4.1.1 Playing beach games tUG-O-WAR 
4.1.3 BeachClean up
5.2.4 Investigating local Ecosstem
4.11 beach Game jumpingwith  glass of water in had