Author: class V, Primary school, I.C. Bosco Chiesanuova, Corbiolo, Verona (IT)
Partners: classes III A and III B, Primary school, “I.S. Abbé J.M. Trèves”, Saint-Vincent, Vallée d'Aoste (IT)
Keeping litter off the streets (Owner of the Image)
Nowadays, plastic, and especially microplastics, is considered a major form of pollution and one of the most serious threats to marine ecosystems. This huge problem affects the entire planet, not just those who live near the seaside. We use plastic everywhere, from packaging food to medical appliance. Plastic can be recycled but some waste ends up in the environment. Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the oceans.
In this Seedquest you will focus on the beauty of the sea and what it offers us and then you will analyze some academic and non-academic sources to become aware of the widespread problem of plastic pollution. After that, you will find ways that can help prevent pollution from harming our ecosystem and our marine life. You will learn practical tips to use less plastic in everyday life because each of us has the power to make the difference.
Once you have gathered all the information you need, you will have to organize a cleaning of your local street and create a comic strip.