Bow Seat Celebrates 2021 Educator Innovation Award WinnersSeptember 26, 2021
During what was perhaps the most unusual and difficult school year in recent memory, teachers became more resourceful than ever before, such as leveraging the Ocean Awareness Contest to provide hands-on, interdisciplinary environmental learning opportunities in their virtual and physical classrooms. To support their students’ participation in the Contest, teachers organized virtual field trips and guest speakers, adopted technology tools, and leveled the playing field by ensuring equitable access to art supplies. We are thrilled to recognize the most effective of these teachers with the 2021 Educator Innovation Awards!
The 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest, Water Rising, expanded our traditional focus on marine environments to include water in its many forms. By using the Contest as a teaching tool, our Educator Innovation Award winners taught their students about water’s connection to climate change, health, justice, and culture, and encouraged them to tell the stories that need to be told in order to sustain and conserve our earth’s most precious resource.
Congratulations to our 2021 Educator Innovation Award winners! Read more about why they brought the Ocean Awareness Contest into their classrooms, and how they used it to teach students about water issues and to engage them in creative action.