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This activity encourages you to reflect on what connects you with the ocean, and create something to carry with you to encourage ocean optimism.

Before you begin

You will need:

This will vary person to person, and can be as simple as pen and paper or mobile phone, or you could be feeling inspired and make it more complex. Read through the activity first, and have a think about what materials you might like to use to make your personal ocean optimism reminder.

Time taken:

This activity will be unique to each person, so you can spend as much or as little time on it as you like. You might want to get out into nature to find materials and inspiration, or you might prefer a shorter desk-based activity.

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The activity

This activity will help you in creating your own personal ocean optimism reminder. Whether it's a talisman, special object, mantra or image, use it to remind yourself of your strength and ability to take positive actions.

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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