Welcome to the Marine Education Trust website

The Marine Education Trust (MET)'s approach to environmental education has three core principles:

  • Helping communities discover and understand the marine environment is key to promoting its conservation.
  • Practical, field-based activities not only have the greatest impact in terms of acquiring and retaining knowledge, but they also help to build confidence and life skills, and so bring additional benefits to children and young people.
  • Successful conservation programmes require the full involvement of the local community, so working with and supporting community organisations is vital to the long-term sustainability of any initiative.
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'How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean'.
Arthur C. Clarke