WHAT TO EXPECT
Gain Practical Knowledge
Gain a deeper understanding of the ocean plastic issues, learn about available solutions, and innovations. Use this empowering knowledge to make a difference in your life, your community and your world!
Curriculum access is flexible without time limits… learn online at your own pace using this website, or as an educator, use downloadable classroom resources for teaching student groups aged 14 years and up.
Each lesson has a short quiz at the end. After all ten lessons have been completed and quizzes passed, students will receive a digital Certificate of Completion to print, share, and inspire others.
Dive into EPIC Academy’s 10-part voyage of ocean plastics discovery, crafted by Ocean Legacy, where learning transforms into action! Our curriculum, spanning beginner to advanced levels, navigates through:
- The deepest depths of the ocean plastic issues,
- Strategies to make better choices to reduce plastic use,
- Learning how to lead your community against plastic pollution, and
- Methods and ideas for supporting the plastic circular economy.
Arm yourself with practical tools, forged from decades of knowledge by experts in the field.
Enrollment is completely free with registration. If you’re moved by the learning journey, feel free to contribute any amount to help sustain this empowering educational material! Let’s make an EPIC impact on ocean plastic!
THE OCEAN PLASTICS ISSUE
101 - 105
Understand the Problem...
ABOUT LEVEL 1 LESSONS… Level 1 lessons 1-5 provide an introduction to the ocean plastics issue.
The audience for lessons 1-5 includes everyone who’s interested in learning more about the following topics:
- The basics about plastic
- The basics about macro, micro, and nanoplastics
- How plastics travel to the ocean
- Impacts of ocean plastics pollution
- Circular economy solutions for ocean plastics pollution
TAKE ACTION ON OCEAN PLASTICS
206 - 210
Make an EPIC Impact!
ABOUT LEVEL 2 LESSONS… Take our advanced lesson material Level 2: Lessons 6-10. In these lessons you will learn:
- How ocean plastics are different than land-based plastics.
- How to build an ocean plastics recycling system.
- How to encourage behaviour changes that help prevent and clean-up ocean plastics.
- What policies are being used globally to prevent and clean-up ocean plastics.
- How to advocate for policy changes in your community.
Sailing Toward Solutions: EPIC Academy's Ocean Plastic Course
As a waste management practitioner for nearly two decades, committed to environmental preservation as a Chartered Environmentalist, my journey has focussed on seeking impactful solutions and learning to teach and apply them in an impactful way. Discovering the Ocean Legacy Foundation and EPIC Academy's free Ocean Plastic Course has been transformative, offering invaluable insights into plastic's pervasive impact, circular economy solutions, and more.
The course's structure was impressive, encompassing vital topics. Engaging videos, intriguing facts, and rich references made learning enriching. It excellently blended informative content with practical applications. Quizzes delivered post-lessons were resourceful, driving deeper understanding and motivation. Additionally, the unwavering support from the dedicated back-office team was exceptional. Their responsiveness and willingness to assist greatly enhanced the overall learning experience.I wholeheartedly endorse this course for those seeking to grasp plastic's impact and explore circular economy solutions. Beyond expanding my knowledge, it reignited my sense of purpose, empowering me to actively contribute to environmental preservation through impactful advocacy and lobbying efforts. Grasp this opportunity—I encourage everyone to do so. Dive into the organized wealth of knowledge at EPIC Academy, and let's learn, share, and make a lasting impact “because tomorrow truly matters."
Thank you for the [EPIC Academy] introductory presentation which all of us found fascinating and very informative.
I knew it was a huge global problem but seeing it presented like that really brought it home.