Learning Objectives "Our Oceans and us"
What You’ll Learn
• Why the ocean is important: environmental services, recreation, transportation, biodiversity, and nutrition.
• Why the ocean is in trouble: climate change, pollution, habitat destruction, and overfishing.
• How some kinds of fishing can be harmful for the ocean and the marine life.
• What sustainable seafood is and how it can help to keep global fisheries in good shape.
• How to find out if the kind of seafood you or your parents want to buy is sustainable.
• The meanings of many new words related to the oceans, fishing, and seafood.
• Recognizing major marine conservation issues like pollution, climate change, and overfishing.
• Understanding that even pollution from land can end up in the ocean.
• Understanding that marine pollution which seems local can spread all over the world through the ocean’s currents.
• Understanding that climate change is causing global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and changes in weather patterns that can negatively affect marine life.
• Explaining how overfishing is depleting fish populations and can disrupt marine food webs.
What to think about
What are the main concerns?
What are you most frightened of?
What would you like to change?
Would you be willing to think about changing “some” lifestyle and eating habits