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Find out how you can fight to save our seas while completing your DofE award.

Campaigning activities for DofE

The ocean is in crisis. Human activity is polluting our waters, destroying precious habitats and harming the species that live there.

Help us fight the ocean emergency by running a campaign as part of your Duke of Edinburgh award. Be a voice for the ocean and help us turn the tide and recover the health of our ocean.

Step-by-step plans

Our step-by-step plans show you how to run a campaign and help in the fight to save our seas:

Can on Crantock beach Natasha Ewins

Credit: Natasha Ewins

Campaign ideas

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve put together a list of campaign ideas.

DofE assessors

Unfortunately we don’t have the capacity to act as assessors for your DofE. We appreciate your support and would love to hear about what your plans. Please email us at or tag us @mcsuk.

This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

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Co-funded by the European Union.

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