Eco-Schools Visits at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS)

Eco-School visits to the NOC are aimed at junior schools (KS2) within the Hampshire area working on the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Eco-Schools’ scheme.

This national scheme supports schools wishing to improve their environmental performance and embed sustainability principles into teaching.

The visit to the NOC Southampton combines teaching on climate research and practical environmental management. The aims of the visits are to

  • introduce the need for carbon reduction
  • review the impact of climate change of the marine environment
  • review what NOCS is doing to minimise its impact
  • encourage students to consider their own carbon footprint.

The visit includes an introduction to climate change, visit to the NOCS aquarium, site carbon tour and foot printing activities.

All school groups that visit NOCS are set the ‘Eco-School Design Challenge’ post visit. The challenge involves the children redesigning their own schools to improve its environmental performance. This allows application of knowledge gained on the visit.

There are a limited number of free visits each year and NOCS can accommodate up to 30 children per visit. The visit content is best suited to students in year 5 or year 6. The standard day visit schedule.

More Information, and Booking

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