Save Our Sea believes Ocean literacy is a prerequisite for Bangladesh’s quest for a more marine-oriented society and economy. We are convinced that a more informed and concerned, that is to say Ocean literate public and specially young population will better understand the need to manage the ocean resources and marine ecosystems in a sustainable way.
The goal of Save Our Sea’s Ocean Literacy Program is initiation and advancement of ocean literacy and education in Bangladesh. It will serve as a platform for learning, dialogue and communication among conservationists, practitioners, scientists and academia to develop a network of ocean educators and a base of contents. It will keep together the educators to create momentum that will increase national understanding of the value of the ocean in our life.
Objectives of Ocean Education program are:
- To ensure that every student learns about the ocean.
- To create ocean literate citizens, an ocean literate person understands their influence and impact on the ocean and the ocean’s inflluence and impact on them.
Potential Key Activities of Ocean Literacy Program will include:
- To develop a Ocean Literacy Framework for Bangladesh.
- To assess what the public knows about the ocean.
- To redress the lack of ocean-related content in national science education standards.
- To develop infrastructure for public education and curricular and extra curricular activities of students.
Are you a conservationist, practitioner, scientist or member of the academia? Want to join the network of Ocean Educators? Feel free to contact us.
Ocean Literacy Program’s Convener Committee Members are:
- Mohammad Arju,CEO, Save Our Sea
- Alifa Bintha Haque, Director of Research and Development, Save Our Sea
- Kamal Mashad, Biologist, Save Our Sea
Volunteer Ocean Educators
- Shawan Chowdhury (Volunteer Coordinator)
- Rashedul Islam
- Saifur Rahman
- Arifuzzaman sozib
- Abu Talha
- Abdul Kahhar
- Zillur rahman
Recent News & Blogs
We are pleased to invite you to join the inaugural board meeting of Asia Marine Educators Association and work together to promote Ocean Literacy in the continent.read more
The timing of celebrating World Oceans Day for Bangladesh couldn’t have been more perfect. Please share your thoughts, how we can celebrate this day.read more
It is important to celebrate, to love this vast blue, as Guru Cousteau told us that, ‘People protect what they love’. For Bangladesh, in the face of Climate Change, the celebration is now more important than ever.read more
After three years of research and underwater filming, Save Our Sea launched the first documentary of it’s Bengal Blue series- ‘Killing the Future’ on last Monday. Hasanul Huq Inu, Minister of Information inaugurated the film.read more
The film will be inaugurated on 11th of August, 2014 at 4pm local time in Russian Cultural Center, Dhaka. Bangladesh information minister Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu will inaugurate the film. Leaders of coastal communities, CSOs, CBOs, NGOs and other stake-holders will be present at the inaugural.read more
Karin B Sinniger has logged over 1,000 dives since she started her quest in 1995 to dive around the world. During the visit to dive in Bangladesh this interview was published in leading Bengali daily Samakal.read more