WHAT IS IT?
Escola Azul - Blue School is an educational programme of the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea, developed at the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy. Its main goal is to improve the level of Ocean Literacy in schools, creating responsible and active generations that contribute for the Ocean's sustainability.
This programme distinguishes and guides the schools that work on Ocean Literacy, creating an Ocean Literacy community that brings together schools, the sea sector, municipalities and other entities with an active role in marine education.
Blue School encourages schools to explore Ocean issues through structured and interdisciplinary strategies, aiming for a social impact both with the participation of different partners and through the involvement of local communities. The Blue School programme also relies on partnerships with a great variety of entities connected to the sea, who provide multidisciplinary marine education actions directed at Blue Schools.