Posted on September 15, 2019
A Sea to Explore 2019
This is the end, my only friend, the end. Last Saturday, 7th of September, was the closure of A Sea To Explore. After more than one month, 8 activities and 5 impacts, we are so happy with our result, the knowledge we transmit to children and the fun we had together. So of course, this hard work deserves a summary post. Enjoy it!
DAY 1: INAUGURATION PARTY.
That was the day of meeting each other! We all presented ourselves with our names and our favorite marine animal …. Obviously, the seahorse, the turtle and the dolphin are the most successful animals among the children. We played treasure hunt, we colored the ground and beautiful designs of marine animals and algae, and of course, we ate! Delicious dishes prepared by our volunteers from their countries and pizza.
DAY 2: INVASIVE SPECIES
In this day we learned about the invasive species in the Mediterranean and the danger they could cause to the local ones. Through different active and funny games, we showed to the kids how these harmful species are more resistant and capable of taking from the resources of the natural specie and we presented them different scenarios where the invasive specie can be introduced in our habitat.
DAY 3: IERANTO EXCURSION
The day began in Nerano, together we made the path that leads to the beautiful Ieranto. Jumping from the platform, swimming, laughing and learning, are the words that make up the summary of this day in which our children have done Kayak, Snorkeling (starfish – Posidonia – algae – many fishes …., amazing !!!!). We enjoyed seeing all the kids swimming like a real fish and even with 5 years in the Kayak with their parents.
DAY 4: HABITAT DESTRUCTION
It was time to make a home, our home… our habitat! All our children have become different organisms with their habitats (sand, rock, water colony …), so we talked about the destruction of the habitat that so many suffer because of human activities.
DAY 5: TYPES OF FISHING
Beach cleaning, speaking with a fisherman about tradicional fishing… and playing amazing games about the different types of fishing (traditional, industrial and sportive). We had so much fun capturing and playing. Finishing with a night kayak and snorkeling excursion.
DAY 6: CHARACTERISTIC OF FISHES + OVERFISHING
It was a beautiful day in the beach of Nerano. The water and the boards were waiting for us to draw underwater, but, before this, we studied a bit the main characteristics of the fish. Our kids, left us with no words, with their designs underwater and they became a real fisherman and they could see the consequences of the overfishing.
DAY 7: CLIMATE CHANGE + MARINE LITTER
Understanding the climate change, causes and consequences. We opened our “Rifiuti di mare” restaurant to our children, so they could “eat” delicious pieces of plastic, cans, nets, paper that we found between the real food in the sea.
DAY 8: FINAL PARTY
Sand time! This day we all prepared our marine design with sand and we had so much fun with it! Also we could see the composition of the sand with microscopes.
Thanks to all the people that has participated!