SPREAD THE WORD
FACTS AND FIGURES
A big part of being an EcoMarine is to spread the word of what EcoMarines is all about which is..... protecting our local environments and wildlife by being conservation leaders! The last term of the year is all about celebrating your work as EcoMarines and promoting what we do to your school and greater community.
EcoMarines is a not-for-profit which means all the money we get goes straight back into our school programs! So we always need help with fundraising money. If your school wants too, you can celebrate Spread the Word with fundraising for us!
SPREAD THE WORD CHALLENGES
SPREAD THE WORD VIDEO
ADD EXPAND FUNCTION FOR EACH CHALLENGE
For Spread the Word 2020 you have the opportunity to make a video based on the sustainability or environmental initiatives you are undertaking in your school. We want you to have fun and be creative! Your video should educate and inspire your school community to make some changes and help protect our environment! The winning video will be announced at The Wave and win an exciting prize! We’ll also show the winning video video to other schools, share on our social media and add it to our website.
Choose an initiative or event you want to make your video about e.g. recycling or
waste-free lunches. Videos are a great way to spread your message and engage
your community to create behaviour change!
Recruit your video team! Do you have tech/drama teachers or other students that
could help you spread your message? Ask them if they could help with this challenge
and maybe they could star in your video as well (with permission).
Create your video... Make it engaging, exciting and educational! The video should be between 1-2 minutes in length and please wear your EcoMarines shirts.
Let your school know about it! Play your video in assembly, put a link to the video in your schools e-newsletter, and/or put it on social media (remember to tag us!).
And don't forget to send your video to us! You can make the video at any time of the year, but it must be submitted to Dini by Friday 8th October (Week 1, Term 4). You can upload the video to YouTube and send us the link (option to make it private), upload to Dropbox or a different file sharing system (email us if you're having issues), or post us a USB in a padded envelop to:
PO Box 1102
Eagle Farm, QLD, 4009
The winning video will be announced at The Wave in October. We will also play the winning video at the event and your school will win an exciting prize that will be announced soon!
GO GREEN FOR ECOMARINES
Join in our Go Green for EcoMarines Week from the 9th to the 13th of November! This week is celebration of all things EcoMarines. You will be joining other schools as we get together to dress up in green and share the message of conservation and community!
Pick a date during this week to host your Go Green for EcoMarines dress up day! For this day, your whole school can dress up in green OR get creative, check out these alternatives:
wear green accessories
create and wear a hat made out of recycled materials
dress up in blue for the bay
or come up with your own
Each student can bring in a gold coin donation to be put towards EcoMarines foundation or your own school's eco-projects. But, if your school prefers not to collect coin donations, ask your teachers if you can share the EcoMarines donation link to parents and families:
Promote the day in your school and/or include it in your e-newsletter!
Take photos on the day of your sea of green! We would love to see what your school got up to so don't forget to email us or tag us on social media!
HOST YOUR OWN DRESS UP DAY AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR
Pick a date to be a non-uniform, free dress day. Students can dress in green, blue, as a marine creature, eco-superhero, animal onesie, and/or green hair, to celebrate the environment for a gold coin donation.
Ambassadors make an announcement at assembly and include it in your e-newsletter to promote the day and explain how it works and what you are raising money for (EcoMarines, another environmental charity, or a project in your school).
If you would like to play a movie during lunch or break time, we can provide the 20 minute documentary "A Plastic Ocean" if you want to borrow it (rated PG). One of our teachers showed it to years 2-6 and loved it. Trailer below.
You could also play "All the Way to the Ocean" for prep-year 6 students free on YouTube - great video!
Please also include an EcoMarines video!
with Clayfield College Secondary
the EcoMarines at Clayfield created an informative, educational workshop titled 'Welcome to the Ocean'. They presented this workshop to their school community and also to their community service group. This is great way to share information about local environments.