Biology | Geography | Geology | Technology

Pedagogic content

  • Importance of top predators as marine mammals
  • Conservation of protected marine species in the IUCN red list
  • Elements for the equilibrium and of disturbance in gulfs and coastal areas; meaning of priority marine species and areas 
  • Principles of sailing; monitoring techniques applied at sea 
  • Code of goof conduct for observing wild fauna 
  • Geological origins of the monitored area
  • Relationships between research, citizen science and blue tourism.



New competencies targeted

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize differences between fishes and cetaceans 
  • Identify different species of cetaceans by morphology and surface behavior 
  • Compile scientific surveys for data collection 
  • Set a sailing route
  • Distinguish different types of rocks and seabed 
  • Apply the international code of good conduct for the observation of whale and dolphins
  • Recognize what tourist activity is responsible and eco-friendly  Disseminate the importance of marine resources conservation



Collecting of the authorization forms signed by the parents of all the students to participate in the study visit.


Briefing on the monitored area, on local cetacean species and on the code of good conduct for their observation


Boarding. Sea monitoring and clean up.


Observation of coastal and marine resources with considerations on their protection.


Return and debriefing on the monitoring.

Additional Info

Type of Activity: Field research
Target Audience: From 11 years old
Place: Outside space
Material need: Boat with all required safety devices 
Binoculars, GPS, fish finder, surveys for data collection 
ID cards on cetaceans camera or mobile phone to take photos and video on the environment and the animals gloves and small landing nets to collect marine litter
Duration of Activity: PREPARATION:

15 minutes


3 hours

Authorship and ressources conditions to use: Mare Camp association, certified by “Friend of the Sea”
Note by Author:

Participants suffering from sea sickness need to take health precautions before the boarding.
Participants need clothing suitable for the season. Program and duration of the excursion may undergo variations in case of adverse weather and sea conditions and no refund will be due.
The excursions have 75% of probability to sight cetaceans in the considered area.
The experience can give the expected notions and competencies also in case of missing sighting.

Topic of this Experiences: Biodiversity
Additional resources: Pdf Version