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Guided tour for school teachers at Ocean Space

The Education Department of Ocean Space offers targeted courses in citizenship and sustainability, along with introductions to topics relating to oceanographic issues, culture and contemporary art.

The educational program seeks to engage and involve both the teaching community and students of all levels on issues concerning the pressing challenges facing the environment and society around the world, with the aim of establishing a new “ocean generation”.

One of the main objectives is to help foster the growth of future citizens with an awareness of the ocean’s importance to humanity, a vital resource that needs to be protected to safeguard the existence of all forms of life on planet Earth.

The Education Department has launched a long-term educational experience to give everyone a chance to be actively involved, and to make a serious contribution towards safeguarding our planet.


In the school program 2021/2022, students will be taking part in training sessions and digital workshops in the classroom designed to encourage collective reflection, critical thinking, and inspire environmentally conscious actions. Using the “peer to peer” method (young people talking to other young people), the educational experience will be divided into three multidisciplinary paths, determined by school classification, that will guide students through the process of creating short animated videos and documentaries as forms of environmental activism from the classroom.


  1. Thursday October 7, 2021 at 3 pm, “Schools Open Day” for teachers of all levels in person at Ocean Space, and online via Zoom, and a guided tour of the exhibition.
  2. Thursday October 14, 2021 at 4 pm, “The Art of Science”, in collaboration with the Education Department of Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome). Online event via Zoom.
  3. Thursday November 11, 2021 at 4 pm, “The latest advances in the science of understanding the climate”, in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Sciences - ISMAR-CNR. In-person event at the headquarters of ISMAR-CNR at the Venice Arsenale (Tesa 104), and online via Zoom.
  4. Thursday December 2, 2021 at 4 pm, “Blue space: diving into cartography”, in collaboration with the Department of Earth System Sciences and Technologies for the Environment of the National Research Council, CNR-DSSTTA. In-person event at the headquarters of ISMAR-CNR on Riva dei Sette Martiri (Palazzina Canonica) in Venice and online via Zoom.


  • Path “Ocean Diaries: exploratory memories”, aimed at elementary school classes.
  • Path "Ocean Maps: living maps”, aimed at middle school classes.
  • Path "Ocean Data: seeing numbers”, aimed at high school classes.

MATERIAL 2021/2022


Discover on Ocean Archive the digital archive for our educational pathways of the year 2020/2021, divided by educational path: for primary school classes Ocean Shapes: the forms of the Ocean, for secondary school classes Ocean Color: What color is the ocean?, for secondary school classes Ocean Sound: the submerged soundscape.


Since 2022 Ocean Space has been part of the “Tutto un altro percorso” project (formerly the school-work exchange) promoted by the Veneto Regional School Office and the Venice Foundation, which gives students a chance to get involved in the activities organized for Ocean Space’s permanent educational program, “Ocean Schools”.

The primary objective of the initiative is to facilitate contact between high schools and the world of work. Specific school-work exchange courses (now PCTO) have been defined, studied, and shared, to offer high-profile and qualified training opportunities for acquiring skills that can be used in the workplace and opportunities after graduation.