Environmental and STEM education for 5-25 year olds
About Oceans Project
Oceans Project is a UK registered charity (Number ) providing free, online, environmental, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education to young people worldwide, aged 5-25. Especially those denied access to education because of gender, poverty, natural disaster, rural location, war, or disability.
Oceans Project reaches over 100,000 young people each year through Skype in the Classroom sessions, in-school mentoring, STEM Ambassador visits, provision of online educational resources, and in school talks.
Oceans Project was founded in 2010 in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia by a small group of young people who set up an after school English club inspired by the BBC Oceans television series. It became a UK registered charity in 2014.
Oceans Project supports itself through passive income raised from the Founder's book royalties, YouTube video views, and paid talks.
Oceans Project Founder
Oceans Project was founded by Sarah Jane Weldon in 2010 whilst she was working on educational reform with the Ministry of Education and Science in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Sarah is a full time cozy mystery author, STEM Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and began her working life as a developmental cognitive neuropsychologist for the NHS in the UK. In 2014, Sarah was named by Microsoft as a 'woman changing the world through technology'. Sarah is passionate about technology and using developments to bring the outside world to life inside the classroom, including the use of the Microsoft Hololens to 'holoport' into classrooms worldwide.
Sarah is a keen ice swimmer, and has been fortunate to enjoy expeditions to the Amazon, Arctic, and desert as part of her developmental cognitive neuropsychology work with young people.