Plastic detectives

 

Grade 1, 2 and 3 school children from Lihunu found themselves as plastic detectives at a special Saturday school event. They investigate beach sand samples for microplastic under the microscope, studied live animals as sea anemones, soft corals, hard corals, clams, worms, crabs, starfish and sea squirts in aquaria, and learned about how plastic is entering the marine foodweb.

During an expedition from the school through the village down to the shore, the kids had to solve the case of a clownfish who became ill and eventually died from having eaten too much plastic.

At the beach, the plastic detectives analyzed the evidence collected by hand and also from pictures taken during the walk, and reflected about their own contribution to the problem of plastic litter in the ocean.
The event was conducted by AQUEIS.orgSuara Pulau Foundation and CoralEye, who provided aquaria, microscopes and transport.

Our biggest „THANK YOU“ goes to the kids that made this day a very special one with their cheering enthusiasm and their dedication. Terima kasih banyak!