30,000 students participated in Tara Educational Programs in 2018-2019

© Noëlie Pansiot / Fondation Tara Océan

The 2018-2019 school year is ending. More than 30,000 students had a special encounter with the Ocean thanks to the Tara Ocean Foundation.

More than 17,500 students participated in Tara’s educational outreach programs

Responding to a call for applications, more than 500 teachers worked on an Ocean theme with 17,500 young people in their classrooms, through Education for Sustainable Development, Science or Media studies. Teachers and students explored the schooner’s ports of call around the world and reflected on resource management, biodiversity and energy. They also plunged into the world of scientific research by studying the instruments used aboard Tara and in laboratories, and by analyzing real scientific data. Others made videos on the website Les Dessous de l’Océan, becoming real scientific reporters.

6,800 young people participated in video-conferences with researchers

In the fall, video-conferences gave students in their classrooms a chance to talk with researchers about their background and research topics. In all, about 6,800 young people participated in this cycle of 10 video-conferences to discover the major environmental problems confronting the Ocean.

33,000 students screened our documentaries

Films co-produced by the Tara Ocean Foundation are a moment of constructive evasion: By viewing a 52-minute documentary, young people can better understand issues concerning the Ocean. Plankton, the Arctic, climate, plastic — our films present the human and scientific adventure experienced by researchers passionate about the Ocean. This year nearly 30,000 young people screened Tara films in their classrooms!

950 teachers trained and informed

Throughout the year the Foundation’s team facilitated training days in different academies in France and offered videoconference workshops for teachers. This allowed teachers from all disciplines, at all levels, to appropriate resources from the Tara Ocean Foundation’s educational platform and launch the basics of an ongoing classroom project about the Ocean.

Hearty congratulations to all the teachers who gave their students an exciting taste of science and discovery!


Many thanks to the ADEME, the CLEMI, Casden, the Fondation la Main à la Pâte, the Académie de Rennes, the Académie de Versailles, the Région Île-de-France and the Région Bretagne for their support.

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