21st century learning: Ocean School program evaluation

How ocean literate are you?

Ocean literacy is understanding the ocean’s influence on you – and your influence on the ocean. An ocean-literate person can understand the essential principles and fundamental concepts of ocean science, can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way, and is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and it’s resources (http://oceanliteracy.wp2.coexploration.org/ocean-literacy-framework).

My research has focused on understanding the connection between society and the environment (http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1R1YM,714MMRe-). Through surveys with adults and youth in Nova Scotia, Canada, we have been investigating the current baseline of ocean literacy in the province. The results indicate that most people lack a developed understanding of the ocean, but place high value on ocean environment and are interested in learning more. Now, I want to be a part of creating change based on these findings – I am thrilled to be working on the Ocean School Program with Dr. Worm, which has potential to advance ocean literacy in Canada and beyond.

By connecting people to the natural world through environmental education, we can work towards a society that recognizes the importance of the ocean for humans and takes action to protect the health and integrity of our beautiful blue planet.


Haley Guest
Lab Manager Research Associate
Dalhousie University
Email: haleyguest@gmail.com
Phone: 902-494-2146


Boris Worm (Dalhousie University)


Education/Outreach & Scientific research (In progress)

Contact Information
Principal Investigator
Haley Guest
MA Environmental Education & Communication Student
Royal Roads University
Lab Manager | Research Associate
Dalhousie University

Phone: +1 902-494-2146
Email: haleyguest@gmail.com