Ocean3C offers collaborative programs to share expertise and inspire students to become game changers in the fight against the decline of ocean’s health. The education component of marine protection is by nature a multidisciplinary subject that has yet to be incorporated into the current educational sector more holistically.

In view of the the existing gap that can be filled to enhance ocean literacy in HK school communities, we provide comprehensive, science-based pedagogic programs that are designed for students and teachers respectively

Ocean3C-EDU offers 5 programs that nurture collaborative spirits, promote responsible citizenship, empower students to take actions, and help teachers with capacity building through a “train-the-trainers” approach.

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ECF Blue Ambassador Programme: Promoting Ocean Literacy in HK School Communities

Thanks to the funding by the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee, Ocean3C is able to offer this program that enables an increasing number of schools to teach the fundamentals of marine protection.

Taking a “train-the-trainer” approach, this program helps teachers gain the confidence and support they need to incorporate marine protection in their teaching by providing:
- Teacher-training workshop (2.5 hour)
- E-booklet written by expert contributors from Hong Kong and overseas
- Opportunities to arrange in-school seminars conducted by the authors of the E-booklet.
- Guidance by Ocean3C staff and access to a supportive network and resourceful platform
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The Ocean and Us: Unravelling Our Profound Connections

This is our second teacher-training program. Workshop format focuses on learning marine topics through hands-on activities, will be held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
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Secondary School Students Programme

Science based curriculum in which students will learn about the importance of the ocean with a focus on a specific theme mentored by local and international experts. Through research, mentorship, exchanges, conferences, student engagement activities along the three structured stages along the school year, students will ultimately run their own initiatives and spread their knowledge.
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CleanupTime Citizen Science Project

A Citizen Science project that combines beach cleanup with data collection to help SWIMS-HKU researchers build a scientific database and contribute to their study on marine debris. Contact us at to ‘Adopt a Beach' with your school and measure your impact.

Climate Fresk Workshop

An interactive 3-hour workshop to understand climate change and the cause-and-effect relationships between its components. Scientific content of the card game is based on the IPCC reports. Students can receive further training to become facilitators as well.
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ECF Blue ambassador programme: Promoting Ocean literacy in HK school communities

You can’t protect what you don’t know… or don’t understand!

This maxim fits well when addressing Ocean sustainability topic.

The current Ocean3C-Education program has been designed to support educators to confidently and successfully address topics on Ocean Science and sustainability.

Thanks to Hong Kong government funding (e.g., Environmental Conservation Fund), the program offers full guidance to schools in a well-rounded structure with complementary objectives:
a – thanks to an educational curriculum, equip educators with essential principles and fundamentals concepts ruling the Ocean,
b – through the hosting of train-the-trainers workshops, create a supportive network and resourceful platform to promote holistic thinking in school settings,
c – allow schools and their communities to be Ocean literate and make informed and responsible decisions regarding the Ocean and its resources.

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Supported by

Our Experts

Laura E. Agusto

A Plastic Ocean Foundation

Senior Project Manager

Marilou Bourdreux

Tara Ocean Foundation

Outreach and event project manager

Xavier Bougeard

Passeur d' écologie


Angelique Brathwa

Blue finance

Caribbean Coordina

Walter Dellisanti PhD

City University of HK

State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution

Laura Falkenberg

The Chinese University of HK

Asistant Professor

Cesar Jung-Harada



Edwin Lau, MH

The Green Earth

Founder and Executive Director

Julia Leung

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Marine Programme Coordinator

Dr Christelle Not

The University of HK

Assistant Professor

Smriti Safaya

University of York CitizenScience.Asia

Stan Shea

Bloom Association Hong Kong

Marine Programme Director

Dr Benoit Thibodeau

The University of Hong Kong

Research Assistant Professor, Dpt of Earth Sciences & SWIMS

Myriam Thomas

Tara Ocean Foundation

Head of Ocean Literacy dpt

Moriaki Yasuhara

The University of Hong Kong

Associate professor

Tracey Read

Plastic Free Seas


Dana Winograd

Plastic Free Seas

Director Operations

Eric Swinton

V Cycle

Founder & Director

Hidy Yu

Bling Bling Ocean Deve HK

Vriko Yu

The University of Hong Kong

PhD candidate SWIMS

Paul Zimmerman 司馬文

Designing Hong Kong


NGOs and local Associations



Past Events

Launch of our ECF “Blue Ambassador program” at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

On October 16th 2021 was held the launching ceremony of the HK government-funded ECF Blue Ambassador programme: Promoting Ocean literacy in HK school communities.

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