Ocean Health

Learn how your own plastic use impacts the health of our planet.

Youth bring local and global ecosystems to life, connecting individual behaviors with the health of our planet. Focusing on plastic use, youth consider their own and their global peers’ local waste management practices and discern the impact of their individual and collective behaviors on ocean health.

#EverydayPlastic: Youth explore and share stories about a plastic item in their lives.

#EverydayLocalEcosystem: Youth explore and share stories about plastic use in their communities.

#EverydayGlobalEcosystem: Youth explore and share stories about how a piece of plastic travels from their homes to landfills or the ocean.

#EverydayAction: Youth plan for local actions that can achieve positive global impact in ocean health.

How it Works

Global Nomads Group uses technology to connect youth with their global peers to explore and respond to the issues they care most about – from individual identity to global hunger to human rights. Whether participating in live conversations or exchanging stories in our online courses, young people are able to listen intently, share viewpoints, and explore both the similarities and differences in their lives. These eye-widening, mind-opening, and perspective-shifting exchanges are at the core of our programming and allow youth to powerfully experience our shared humanity.

Engaging Video Episodes

3-4 hours per topic

Youth (ages 12-19) explore a global theme through video episodes that include engaging content and global peer story exchange. Video episodes include captioning (in English and Arabic), ASL interpretation and image descriptions.

Interactive Online Courses

6-8 hours per topic

Youth (ages 12-19) explore a global theme through engaging content and curated resources, interactive activities, and story exchange with their global peers.

Live Conversations


Youth (ages 16-25) engage in youth-facilitated live discussions with their global peers and join a vibrant online community that explores and celebrates our differences and connections.

Facilitated Live Events

Our trained facilitators lead discussion groups in which youth (ages 12-19) can learn with and from their global peers about a pressing global issue and about each other’s lives.

Storytelling Creates Change

In order for youth to find each other’s lives plausible, Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling. Rather than have global youth share opinions and information about themselves with one another, we engage them in sharing stories with one another.

The stories are often brief, yet impactful, revealing deep truths through small moments, bringing social issues to life through day-to-day realities a deep-rooted global issue.

Learning Standards Alignment

Guided by academic research and deep empathy for young people’s interests and experiences, GNG’s standards-aligned curricula help youth develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to thrive in the 21st century. Through sharing stories and building human connections, youth are inspired to explore global issues through a personal, local and global lens and lead positive change in their communities.

Choose the format that best support your learning objectives (or use them all!) and receive training and support from Global Nomads Group to implement in your classroom.

Register for an online course