Education Programme

Plastic pollution is an issue that affects us all and we believe that everyone can be part of the solution!

Participate in the Dos Manos Schools Project and the Changemakers At Sea Project to help reduce plastic pollution and join Save the Med in our quest to study and protect Mediterranean marine wildlife. 

Dos Manos

Our Dos Manos Schools Programme explores the issue of plastic in the marine environment and the effect this has on our marine life and ourselves. It is offered to local schools with the aim of reaching and engaging as many students, teachers and parents as possible with marine conservation, ultimately helping to shape an environmentally caring and proactive local population and future generation. 

The programme is offered in English, Spanish and Catalán, and comes in two versions: one standard version for students aged 15 - 18 years, and a Junior version for students between 10 - 14 years.

During the programme we look at the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems, the connectivity between human behaviour and the marine environment, and our responsibility for it.

It is a hands-on programme during which the students do a local excursion and conduct a Dos Manos beach clean up. They undertake a citizen science survey, analyse their results and discuss solutions to local problems. 

The programme raises awareness and promotes reflection on how we can replace or re-use plastic to limit its demand in our everyday life, as well as how we can prevent plastic from ending up in the environment. It inspires and empowers students to find innovative solutions to common problems caused by plastic pollution.

"What I liked the most about the programme is that it´s giving young people the opportunity to help, encouraging them to create new projects and giving them hope, helping them to believe in their ideas and to know that they are possible." -  a 15-year old student from Pius XII, after the last section of the Dos Manos School Programme.

Dos Manos

The Changemakers Project


Join the fight against plastic pollution and become a Changemaker!

We invite students from all over the Balearic Islands to form teams and develop ideas that can help reduce plastic consumption. By implementing their projects, students will work to drive a wave of change in their communities. Selected projects will be invited to participate in marine science workshops with Save the Med.

This project is open to all students living in the Balearic Islands aged 14 to 18. Team members must be in the same school and the same school year

You can find more information about the type of projects we are looking for and download the information brochure that corresponds to your age range below.

The Changemakers Project

What types of projects are we looking for?

The objective of you project will be to REDUCE THE USE of single-use plastic. We are looking for creative solutions and ideas based on the three most important Rs: 


There are no limits to how you can achieve this but we encourage you to consider the interest and talents of your team members, and think of creative ways of how you can apply them to develop a fun, creative and inspiring project! 

Who can participate?

Students in the Balearic Islands aged 14-18 can participate in the Changemakers At Sea Project by forming small teams (see instructions on the webpage) and get a chance to join the Save The Med team during expeditions. (*Must turn 14 before 31/12 2024) 

Visit to learn more, sign up, see past years projects and much more!

The Game Changers Project


Save the Med is joining forces with Universitat de les Illes Balears, with the collaboration and support of Fundación Occident.

We are looking for ideas and initiatives that halt the overconsumption and overproduction of destructive materials like single-use plastics.


1st place: 

  • Cash Prize of 3000 Euros
  • A place on-board a marine science expedition with Save the Med
  • Support from the university to develop your project

2nd place: 

  • A place on-board a marine science expedition with Save the Med
  • Support from the university to develop your project

Click on this link for further information.

The Game Changers Project