A fun-ducational start to 2019 with the Guardians of the S.E.A.A.!

Would you be interested to find out where else Guardians of the S.E.A.A. has been spotted in the community? We kicked-started 2019 by being at the German European School Singapore, and at the National University of Singapore (NUS)

We took part in Eco-Fest@NUS UTown 2019, a green festival which rides on the EarthFest movement. Jointly organised by NUS and Yale-NUS students and alumni, the festival featured over 20 sharings by youth advocates, social entrepueners, and various Non-Governmental Organisations. Through mediums like booths, forums, film screenings and games, exploring a wide variety of topics including youth advocacy, urban farming and marine conservation, the NUS community learned more about sustainability and conservation.

Guardians of the S.E.A.A. supported the Eco-Fest by highlighting the impact of plastics on our ocean and how sharks are affected by shark fin trade via games and props to approximately 200 tertiary students.

We also went to the German European School Singapore (GESS). The youths at GESS contributed with great enthusiasm and knowledge about plastics pollution, having conceptualised projects about plastic bottles pollution. About 500 students and teachers gave their insightful thoughts during an interactive auditorium session on marine plastic pollution, ways to reduce plastic waste and how the S.E.A. Aquarium and GOTS could work with the community to protect our oceans. We further connected with the students via a recess booth on microplastics and sustainable seafood after the assembly talk.

Catch some action from our outreach at NUS and GESS!

Ari, our S.E.A. Aquarium docent sharing the negative environmental impact of microplastics to a NUS student via visual aids and props. Source: Eco-Fest@NUS

Ee Lin from the Conservation team illustrating some fun facts on sharks’ jaws and feeding strategies to GESS students. Source: S.E.A.A.

Check out the jaw of a sandbar shark, which preys on bony fishes, crabs and shrimps! Unfortunately many of these sharks are hunted indiscrimately for their fins and cartilage for human consumption. Source: Eco-Fest@NUS

It was a heartening experience for us and our docents to interact and share marine conservation messages with the local community. We were inspired that many came eager to learn and sincerely hope that our participants enjoyed the interactions as much as we did.

If you wish to collaborate with Guardians of the S.E.A.A. to inspire your community or school on marine conservation, please write in to us at conservation@rwsentosa.com. Write in here if you would like to join us to become a docent/volunteer too!

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