INSPIRING KIDS TO LOVE THE OCEAN
We live on a fragile planet. We must transform how we live in order to guarantee a sustainable future for the next generations.
2 years ago I shared this video “Nature is speaking” and two years after I still feel that we are not listening. Sometimes I wonder if we will ever listen to all the awakening calls from nature. Will humans be able to make a global change on time?
My only hope is that we continue to spread the love for nature and raise more awareness around pollution. It is important that we inspire our children to love the ocean and understand our natural world.
There are many organizations, artists, scientists… doing an amazing job. Here are some of them and please add on the comment section any other that you might consider relevant.
- Oceans by BBC Earth: a journey in 3D through our oceans. These videos will embark your children on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth.
- “Plastic Ocean” is an extraordinary art project by Thirza Schapp, who is fighting the plastic pollution by raising awareness. Her artistic sculptures are done with the trash that she finds on beaches.
- “ONE WATER – ONE LIFE – ONE PLANET”. A great reminder by Blue Bubble World.
- Stories and solutions for a waste-free world.
- Did you know that nearly 1% of the plastic in our oceans is made up of toothbrushes? There are natural eco alternatives to plastic toothbrushes.
- 4Ocean is actively cleaning our oceans.
- Yacht Boaz‘s mission is to create awareness of plastic pollution “one nautical mile at a time”.
- Would you like your children to know about marine life conservation and biology? Would you like them to have a lifelong love for the ocean? In this post, we share our incredible experience at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Florida, dedicated to promoting ocean conservation through education, research, and rehabilitation. Their mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.
At last, I would love to recommend you “Under the Ocean” by Annouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud.
Beautifully designed and illustrated, this pop-up book is a thought-provoking nautical expedition around the world. Children (suitable ages 5+) will love seeing “above and under” the sea. It is truly original!