The children of today are the future of tomorrow, which is why it is important we teach them about sustaining our environments and marine life. Today, our oceans face major degradation and pollution due to the lack of awareness and management by past generations. Every year, millions of tonnes of rubbish such as plastic bags, bottles and food packaging enter our oceans and spread out across the world. Our environment and habitats of sea creatures are polluted and marine life are harmed as they either consume wastage or are trapped by objects such as plastic bags. Over one million creatures of the sea die each year as a result, making it more important now than ever to ensure our future generations are knowledgeable about marine sustainability.
We aim to incorporate marine sustainability in each of our SeaStar Rock shows to educate our children as much as possible. By using song, dance and games we teach children about the impacts of human activity including over-fishing, pollution and degradation of marine environments in a creative and entertaining way.
They will learn about over-fishing with Terrance The Turtle as they aim to save marine life from the over-usage of fishing nets in our oceans. Over-fishing has become one of the greatest issues marine life face today, including turtles, as they are now at risk of extinction. Over-fishing is the result of ships using large sea nets to sweep the ocean floors for certain types of fish for mass consumption. Unfortunately, other marine life get caught up in the large sea nets, also resulting in being over-fished. Many types of marine creatures may take years to recover from being over-fished, and this may only happen once they have stopped being caught by mass consumption nets.
Children will surf the waves with Surfing Snapping Starfish as they learn about pollution including the impacts of plastic bags and rubbish on the beach. The Surfing Snapping Starfish encourages children to save the seas from ‘plastic bag monsters’, which are responsible for trapping sea creatures and are mistaken for being a food source by marine life. As a result, thousands of our marine life die each year as they have been choked, entangled or famished by plastic objects. We encourage children to make sure they ‘reduce and reuse’, turn off taps, pick up rubbish as well as promote recycling of any plastic and paper to save degradation of our marine environments and sea life habitats.
Come along to our shows and visit our website to educate your child about the effects that pollution and wastage today will have on our marine life tomorrow!