Working towards marine conservation and sustainability has always been a key focus of the S.E.A. Aquarium. While the aquarium is actively doing its best to engage and educate the public on our 3 main conservation priorities – Ocean Plastic Pollution, Sustainable Seafood and Climate Action for the Ocean – it is incredibly heartening to see school students treating conservation as a serious topic, and taking the initiative to safeguard their environment.
Sharley Goi from our Education Team details a collaboration between S.E.A. Aquarium and Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH) that took place last year.
Back in June 2017, NYGH voluntarily approached S.E.A. Aquarium to collaborate on a project to raise public awareness of plastic pollution.
Before that, NYGH had already initiated a project to reduce plastic waste in their school. A group of students realised that although plastics were used every day in their canteen, almost none were recycled. To change that, they got their peers to wash their used plastic items and deposit them in a tray placed in the canteen. The students then collected them for recycling. They did this over a period of 4 months.
In order to reach out to a wider audience, NYGH approached S.E.A. Aquarium to collaborate on increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of plastics on marine life.
During the World Oceans Day 2017 event at S.E.A. Aquarium, NYGH helped to man the pledging station at the Guardians of the S.E.A.A. booth.
To encourage students’ interest in conservation and sustainability, the S.E.A. Aquarium is open to collaborative projects with schools. To collaborate with us, please write in to education@RWSentosa.com with your detailed proposal.