Marine debris presentation at high school

Umi ga suki!  We love the ocean!

Umi ga suki!
We love the ocean!

I’ll clean the beach in front of my house.”
I’ll pick up the trash when I go fishing.”
Littering causes negative effects. One person’s actions can protect life on this planet.”
“If our trash messes up our planet, it’s our responsibility to clean it up.”

A week ago, I gave a presentation on marine debris to 62 students at a high school in Chiba, Japan. It’s a fishing town, so many of the students are enrolled in the marine science course the school offers.

After the presentation, they wrote pledges. Here is a rough compilation of the results:

32 students: I won’t throw my trash on the ground.
5 students: I’ll use an eco-bag from now.
1 student: I’ll bring my own bottle instead of buying from vending machines.
3 students: I’ll reduce my trash.
4 students: No pledge.
12 students: I’ll pick up trash / clean the ocean.
5 students: I’ll think deeply about my place in the environment.

My favorites are at the top of this post!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch of you’d like Bag-A-Surf to give a presentation at your school or organisation.