Nanyang Girls’ High School collaborates with S.E.A. Aquarium to educate public on plastic pollution

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.

This booth was one of the four in S.E.A. Aquarium to raise awareness of how plastic is harmful to the ocean.
The students explained the harmful effects of plastic products such as plastic straws, and shared tips on reducing plastic waste.
They also encouraged the public to pledge their commitment to reduce plastic waste by avoiding the use of plastic items such as straws, plastic bags and microbead products.
The three marine conservation warriors from Nanyang Girls’ High School (from left): Gerlyn Wong, Liu JiaYue and Yip Si Ling, Nicole.

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 with your detailed proposal.

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