The kids and students of today are the future of tomorrow. They’re the ones whose lives are going to be the most impacted by our changing planet. This can be overwhelming. That’s why we want your classroom to be part of our community! Below are some simple ways to make that happen…
FTO School Program
Free the Ocean is a great platform to engage kids and provide an easy and educational way to give back.
What Teachers Are Saying
”Gone are the days of sitting in classrooms reading textbooks and waiting for adults to solve the problem. Students want to act and make a difference now. They have a realistic understanding of the urgency of caring for our planet, oceans and their local communities. Students have ideas, energy, and technology to make connections. Free the Ocean offers all students a quick, easy and consistent means to address the plastic problem in our oceans daily. We’ve made FTO part of our morning routine. Students discuss FTO’s daily trivia and teachers are integrating FTO into our school’s commitment to service-learning.Jackie LaFrenzRealms Middle School
”Our school values commitment, compassion, curiosity and courage, and FTO encompasses all of these. The kids are inspired to make an impact, removing one piece of trash at a time, and many are dreaming of enterprises since Mimi's presentation. I made a QR code to the site and it's posted near their iPads. Students love to answer the daily question and it only takes a few minutes. Thank you for freeing the ocean and reaching out to students!Erin Micken4th-grade teacher, North Star Elementary
”I have asked my students to consider making a pledge for themselves and for the environment. To spark their inner environmentalist we've made a decision that as a class we will each answer one trivia question each day on the “Free the Ocean” website. Students have also decided to choose one single-use plastic that they will try to avoid using now and in the future as a result of the information they’ve learned from MiMi’s website. They have truly been inspired!Mrs. Craft5th-grade teacher in Bend, OR
”My students find inspiration knowing someone from their community spearheaded FTO. Seeing Mimi working to make a difference and addressing relevant problems gives them courage to speak up, organize their efforts and make a difference.Todd LaFrenzRealms Middle School
Ways to Get Your Classroom Involved
Want FTO's founder Mimi Ausland to come to speak at your school?
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