07 May Earth Day Celebration with Saint John’s Catholic School, Meruya
Every year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. This year, Coral Triangle Center, in collaboration with Saint John’s Catholic School, Meruya, celebrated Earth Day through an online fun learning event that was held on April, 23 2021. Attended by more than 100 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students with teachers from Saint John’s Catholic School, Meruya, CTC presented an online story-telling session with the kids. During the event, the students had the chance to learn about the dangers of plastic in the ocean through a short storytelling session entitled “Who’s the Blue?”, which was presented using sea animal puppets made from dried palm leaves. Through this event, we aimed to increase awareness and engage the children from a very early age to understand the impact of plastic on marine animals.
At the end of the storytelling session, the kids were also presented with fun facts about each of the marine animal characters used during the performance. CTC hopes that these kids will become future conservationists who take care of our ocean and our planet. The earth is what we all have in common, so it is our responsibility to keep it clean and sustain it for our future generations.