Education: Teaching our First Class

[:en]Teaching kids at Trinity Playgroup[:]

Generation Change Empty the Tanks, Inc. was so proud to teach our first class at Trinity Playgroup.  We were invited to teach the Kindergarten class about three marine mammals, the orca, the dolphin and the polar bear.  We discussed their needs in the wild and how placing them in zoos and aquariums can make them sad.  We discussed how far they can swim, hunt and dive and that there is just not enough room in tanks and zoos to meet their needs.  We also had an Ocean Board where the children could pick objects such as fish, whales, sea turtles and other aquatic life along with plastic bags, soda cans and ocean debris.  They were able to place all the objects in the ocean and then see which one belonged and which ones did not.  We explained how plastic and ocean debris can hurt the marine mammals and the ocean environment.  We showed them that utilizing reusable water bottles and using cloth totes, when going shopping, can help reduce the plastic and debris in the ocean.  We also explained the importance of recycling materials such as plastics, metals and paper products.

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