Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation with a mission to end the destruction of habitat and wildlife in the world’s oceans.
Year 3 Teacher David said some of the discussion points included:
– The abundance of plastic waste in the ocean killing wildlife and disrupting life cycles
– Over fishing and the killing of sharks and whales
– The interconnections of our ecosystems. For example, without plankton in oceans, humans would not have enough oxygen to survive
– The things we can do to help including, using bamboo straws (not plastic ones), reusable shopping bags, composting, recycling, growing our own vegetables, and helping clean up a beach.
David thanked the representative, adding that the visit was very exciting for the students, as the points of discussion related to the Term 3 integrated topic on the rainforest and the importance of conserving and reducing deforestation.