In the ocean & on land makes earth habitable
Water is fundamental to our existence.
The AquaOptimism K-12 curricular units develop student awareness of and stewardship for ocean and freshwater resources through thoughtful design and transformational practices
Separate matrix of relevant teaching materials (books, videos, etc.) available
Career awareness woven thoughout
Based on U.S. standards (NGSS & Common Core) and global initiatives (e.g. UN Sustainable Development Goals)
Uniform unit design of 8 modules (minimum of 8 weeks of instruction each)
Inquiry-based, collaborative, BlueSTEM curriculum
Student-centered, optimism-oriented learning
Interdisciplinary instruction including literacy, engineering, design thinking and hands-on investigation
Culminating with reflection, exhibition and student action
Innovative K-12 education about "all things wet"
AquaOptimism blends STEM curricular design, innovative learning, and TMA Foundation’s vision for a sustainable Blue Future, giving students the tools they need to create, innovate, and lead.
AquaOptimism is a global Blue Education initiative. If it's wet, its Blue!
Of Earth’s surface is covered by water
Of Earth’s water is in the ocean
Of Earth's water is available as freshwater
Cubic kilometers of water are cycled through the atmosphere yearly
Partners & Supporters
For years TMA has focused on education and workforce development. AquaOptimism was developed as an integrated K-12 education program to promote understanding and hope about One Water and the critical role of BlueTech in a sustainable Blue Economy. If you are an educator, policy maker or investor, we have a lot to talk about.