Blog: Dive into marine energy at home
Over the years we have sought to interact with younger generations in Orkney to share our experience and learnings in the renewable energy sector, raise awareness of future career opportunities and help develop the future workforce.
Our team of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Ambassadors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experiences on marine renewables, green hydrogen and energy systems, as well as wider themes of climate change and the environment, and helping show how STEM fits into different careers.
This has included school visits, EMEC open days, participation in local events including the Orkney International Science Festival and Stromness Shopping Week, collaborating with local children’s groups such as the Boys Brigade and supporting careers fairs and initiatives such as Developing the Young Workforce.
Covid-19 has directly impacted children’s education, with virtual learning becoming a temporary reality to which parents and children alike have had to adapt, a massive challenge for families across globe. Stimulating children’s minds and curiosity has never been more important and we are keen to contribute to the variety of initiatives taking place at local and national levels to virtually engage children on climate change and renewable energy.
We collaborated with the Scottish Seabird Centre (SSC) this month to create a ‘Marine Renewable Energy Dive-in Pack’, an educational resource for primary school children which includes an array of information, activities, crafts and video links to engage young ones in a fun and informative way.
The resources can be downloaded for free here and we are more than happy to receive questions on the content if children wish to engage further via our social media channels (below) or email, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SSC is a national conservation and education charity based in North Berwick, which for 20 years has focused on helping people to learn about Scotland’s marine wildlife, habitats and iconic seabirds. You can find many other educational resources and interesting content on their website or through their social media channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We were delighted to collaborate with the SSC to share knowledge about marine energy and engage younger generations in the importance of caring for the natural environment. We hope you have as much fun with the resources as we did creating them.
Which activities did you enjoy the most?
Share your experiences and photographs with us on social media:
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Lara Santos Ayllon
Stakeholder Engagement Officer