UNESCO Taps Olly for Educational Campaign

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has picked the Moonscoop animated preschool series Dive Olly Dive! to part of its new educational campaign.

UNESCO will use characters from the show in its campaign to teach the world’s children about the world’s underwater heritage. The organization also will serve as a consultant on the second season of the show.

Dive Olly Dive! airs on PBS KIDS Sprout in the United States, and on dozens of channels around the world. It’s won a Parents’ Choice Award, a Hugo Television Award, an Emmy Award and the Best Animated Series honor at the 2008 Annecy festival.

Dive Olly Dive! has done a wonderful job introducing children to the importance of caring for the environment and submerged archaeological sites and we look forward to working with them on interesting stories about shipwrecks and the ancient ruins that make up our underwater cultural heritage,’ said Ulrike Gu’rin, UNESCO’s representative for the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Dive Olly Dive! was created by Andrew and Ian Ross and is a co-production of Mike Young Productions, Flying Bark Productions of Australia, KI.KA, ARD of Germany, Telegael Teo of Ireland, Atlantyca Entertainment of Italy and GDC in China.