Are you concerned about plastic pollution?
Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past ten years, you couldn’t help but be concerned about the frightening and upsetting reports of how man has allowed the levels of pollution within our seas & oceans to escalate out of control.
But - it's not just about plastic !
This website aims to take you on a journey
to learn about Planet Earth and the Oceans.
Evidence of human activity is everywhere in the natural ocean environment!
Plastic pollution is having a deadly effect on wildlife; fish, mammals, sea birds, sea turtles & marine habitats.
What's the problem?
To most people the oceans are invisible - if something is thrown into the ocean - you can't see it - so human thinking says 'it's gone' - but the ocean depths are now full of human waste products - from plastic bottles to disposable nappies (diapers).
By learning that the ocean environment is an incredibly beautiful ecosystem - full of amazing creatures - then new generations will hopefully have more respect for a world that most people do not have the opportunity to see for themselves.
Whatever our age, we all need to learn that the ocean is critical to the health of all life on Earth. Without the contribution of ocean-dwelling microscopic creatures the very oxygen we breathe would not be available to us!
Oceans are vast and their influence on all life on Earth is jaw-dropping - let's turn the tide and start to fully understand how important Oceans are to every living thing on our Planet.
What's the solution?
Ensure that our children learn to appreciate the importance of their Planet and its Oceans.
Teachers educate the children...
Children share their knowledge with adults....
It's happening already ! There are lots of adults who understand the consequences of living their lives without a thought for the planet we call home... but not enough is being done ...
... now is the time for everyone to learn about the importance of Oceans for all life on Earth.
Teachers - here is your solution !
Ocean World Teachers’ Resource
YOU can finally do something BIG to help save the oceans while helping to change a complete generation’s view of the world!
Each Footprint to The Future package includes:
Add to this, the teaching materials also come on a USB allowing teachers to immediately use the materials on their whiteboards, and you can see what a remarkable opportunity this is.
All this for Just £59.00
Meet the driving force behind Footprint to the Future..
Gloria Barnett BA (Science), MA (Education)
Gloria Barnett (a Science Education Consultant) has spent a lifetime providing creative and exciting learning experiences. Gloria has inspired hundreds of young people with visits to schools across the country. Children of all ages have been introduced to the fascinating ‘world beneath the waves’. Following her school visits, the feedback she has always received is “When can you come to see us again?”
Gloria cannot visit every school in the country even though she would love to. Unfortunately thousands of schools never get the opportunity to learn from her wealth of experience and to be shown just what they can do to help save the seas and oceans.
Up until now …
Using all of Gloria’s experience and knowledge, the Footprint to the Future team have developed a fun, educational programme which can be taught by every teacher in every classroom throughout the English speaking world. This really is something special; the programme is known as:
Ocean World Teacher’s Resource
Teachers don’t have to be experts in marine biology or associated subjects… absolutely everything is prepared for them. Just imagine how much time this saves staff by having these flexible activities ready to adapt to their personal presentation skills? It goes without saying this alone is seen as a major bonus within schools. Teachers love the material because it creates so much excitement and desire from their pupils who all want to learn more.
So if the teachers are happy, and the pupils are being taught to respect the oceans, what isn’t there to like?
This really is a fantastic opportunity for teachers and schools, but also parents, grandparents or charity organisations can buy this resource as a gift for their local school – making an impact on community life.
In short, this means that YOU can finally do something INCREDIBLE to help save the oceans while helping to change a complete generation’s view of the world.
So let’s remind you of what you will receive:
A quality 'Guide to Understanding the Oceans' - fully illustrated book... RRP £19.99
PLUS : Ocean World original Coral film
Ocean World original Fish film
Ocean World original Invertebrates film
Ocean World original Mammals film
Ocean World original Reptiles film
Ocean World original Sea Birds film
A film guide/narration to accompany all the awe inspiring films
Teachers Book with guidance on using enquiry-based learning techniques
Eight 'Big Question' Activities complete with PowerPoints and Information Sheets
Two Posters complete with Identification Sheet
Card Games (Identification SNAP and Follow the Water Droplet)
Help and advice (via e-mail only please) to Gloria or one of our staff who will answer any questions you may have
Teach about 'Our Diverse World' - using Ocean World Teacher's Resource
................................... All of the above for just £59.00
But don’t just take our word for it.
Gloria was recently a speaker at a conference in Torquay.
Within an hour, Ocean World Teacher's Resource packs were flying off the 'shelves'
- being snapped up by teachers who were keen to introduce our materials into their schools together with
parents and charity organisers who wanted to gift these boxes to their local school.
The feedback has been amazing!
As well as teaching exciting science, Gloria has invested time and energy into her passion…her love of the sea. She has spent countless hours filming, editing, writing, and researching her favourite subject.
The team at Footprint to the Future are on a mission to bring Gloria’s vast understanding of oceans into as many classrooms as possible. By selling at this price, there is a danger teachers will think it is a ‘cheap’ product – but this is not so – this is a quality product , being released at the lowest price possible in order for children and teachers to share this amazing ocean knowledge.
All this for just £59.00
“We clearly and unequivocally declare that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency. To secure a sustainable future, we must change how we live; how our society functions and how we interact with natural ecosystems.”
Prof. William Ripple – Professor of Ecology
“No water – no life – no blue – no green!
Far and away, the greatest threat to our planet, the oceans, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.’
Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, Oceanographer.
”The role of the oceans is critical to supporting all life on Earth.
Education about our planet and its oceans is at the heart of our response.
Enjoy the learning – share your knowledge’
The Footprint to the Future Team