World Ocean Day: London Zoo Hosts Lesson
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World Ocean Day: London Zoo Hosts Lesson

Today, The Zoological Society of London has collaborated with Common Seas for World Ocean Day for Schools 2023.

Plastic pollution causes a serious danger to marine wildlife (Image from Pexels)

Plastic pollution causes a serious danger to marine wildlife (Image from Pexels)

Common Seas will be running a live lesson from London Zoo focused on helping students understand the importance of protecting oceans from plastic pollution.

The live lesson today will be hosted by Common Seas’ 13-year-old ambassador, Inaaya Ijaz. This year’s theme is ‘The Ocean is Family’.

ZSL expert, Jess Savage, and Head of Education at Common Seas, Sarah Duffy will join Inaaya at London Zoo.

They will teach students about the impact plastic pollution has on marine wildlife and the role we can play in protecting oceans and seas from such material.

At the end of the lesson, Inaaya and her younger brother Isa, will share what they have done in School to be ‘Plastic Clever’. An initiative which encourages pupils to stop buying single-use plastic.

Sarah Duffy said: ’Today’s school children will be tomorrow’s environmental leaders so it’s important we use days like World Ocean Day for Schools to empower young people to become the change makers we need.’

Jess Savage commented: ‘World Ocean Day for Schools has become a fantastic opportunity to engage young people with the ocean. We want to show them that they can be the voice for the future so we all learn to make changes to protect the ocean.’

You can watch today’s live lesson here.

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