Educational project

Intended for: Children in elementary school from 1st to 5th grade


  • Raise awareness among young people about the presence of pollution along the coast and in nature.
  • Learn to identify the different types of waste, their origin (source), and their fate in nature (impact).
  • Understand how this waste is toxic for the fauna and flora.
  • Adopt an eco-citizen attitude, at your own scale, to limit marine pollution: clean-up activities, recycling, and solutions to limit waste production (new behaviors).
  • Become an actor in collaborative activities and/or participatory science: use a digital application to transmit information from field observations.


  • Provision of an educational kit for cycles 1,2 and 3
    Made available for the associations Mer-Terre and GEOM, within the framework of the Sea Network of the PACA Region.
    A panel of fun activities adapted by grade, to raise awareness among children about the protection of the marine environment.

Cycle 2. Questioning the World: Living, matter, object

Learn about the characteristics, interactions and diversity of the living world.

  • Identify the interactions of living organisms among themselves and with their environment.
  • Become aware of the diversity of living organisms present in an environment and their inter-dependence.
  • Understand the notion of food relations between living organisms.

Take charge of aspects of community life and the environment, and develop civic, social and ecological awareness.

  • Gradually get involved in collective life at different levels.
  • Cooperate towards a common goal.

Moral and civic education

  • Cooperate towards a common goal.


Cycle 3: Science and technology

Describe the states and constitution of matter on a macroscopic scale

  • Understand the diversity of matter: metals, minerals, glass, plastics, organic matter in various forms, etc.

Identify the main families of materials

  • Identify families of materials (distinction of materials based on shape, function and process)
  • Understand their environmental impact

Diversity and functions that characterize living organisms

  • Describe how living organisms develop and become able to reproduce.
  • Explain the origin of organic matter in living organisms and its fate.
  • Identify environmental issues: Distribution of living organisms and their habitats.
  • Understand how living organisms interact among themselves and with their environment.
  • Link the organisms in a given habitat and the living conditions.
  • Identify some human impacts in an environment (development, technological impact, etc.)
  • Follow and describe the fate of some materials in the immediate environment.