This term, a whole school excursion to Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium was organised as a follow up to the Ocean Science STEAM day. It also provided an opportunity for students to work towards their goals of independence and accessing the community.
On arrival at Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium, both students and staff were led through the back passages of the site to an education hub where we learned a little more about the human activities that are affecting our oceans.
From this lecture, we were saddened to hear that global warming, over fishing and plastics are rapidly repleting our oceans of marine life and if we don’t start doing something more, these changes will be irreversible. This was terrifying to hear, but we were all interested to hear what we can do to help at the grassroots level.
Plastic straws, earbuds, shopping bags, water bottles and coffee cups seem to be the biggest culprits when it comes to plastic pollution. We can actually do something to reduce the consumption of these items.
The Rivendell SRC and Geography students will be working towards developing some sustainable practices across Rivendell school in Term 4. Watch this space!.