Summary of the 2022 Marine Science and Climate Change Education Seminar
Project Assistant：CHANG, YAN-LING
The Taiwan Marine Education Center was established in 2013 and has strived to improve marine awareness among the public. Since 2016, the center has been actively creating educational resources and materials to increase public knowledge and understanding of marine science. These resources include books about marine literacy, animations about marine disaster prevention, and published articles on the topic. Since 2020, the center has been visiting schools and giving seminars to educate students in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools about the importance of marine scientific knowledge.
The Marine Science and Climate Change Education Seminar covered the five main learning themes stipulated in the Marine Education Issues section of the “Curriculum Guidelines of 12-Year Basic Education in National Primary and Secondary Schools and General Senior High School—Integrating Issues Course Handbook.” Issues related to climate change were incorporated into the seminar in response to the United Nations declaring 2021–2030 as the decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The seminar was complemented with resources developed over the years by the Taiwan Marine Education Center. The five themes covered in the seminar were “Marine Disaster Prevention and Water Safety,” “Marine Culture and Society,” “Marine Science and Technology,” “Marine Resources and Sustainability,” and “Climate Change and Development.” Experts with relevant academic backgrounds and experience were invited to serve as speakers at the seminar. From May 5 to October 31, 2022, 31 seminars were held, with a total of 3,274 attending participants.