Educating young people
about the Ocean
“Merci la mer” is an educational program designed in partnership with the French Ministry of Education and the French Navy. It is distributed throughout France by a network of ambassadors: teachers, parents, community leaders, members of the Navy, etc.
In an interactive mode, they give a two-hour presentation, from primary to high school, using the teaching aids and tools made available by the Foundation. The young people are made aware of the challenges faced by the sea, with stakes for the planet and our societies: climatic, ecological, scientific, strategic and economic. The students will discover the richness of France’s maritime heritage and the different sectors and professions linked to the sea.
to be made aware