I stumbled upon this post on Facebook today about a Student who dissected a sea turtle, it really struck me the amount of plastic waste that was present in stomach contents of the poor creature. On my SP2 I broached the topic of marine litter with my students and they were appalled. I showed them a cartoon on how we have a direct impact on marine litter and the lives in that ecosystem but there were some bits that were too graphic to show. The students were absolutely distraught thinking about the impact we have on plant and animal life. So my question for you is; do you teach anything like this? How do you teach it? Should senior classes be shown the real life impacts of littering even if it is shocking? If not, when should that start? I’m curious on people’s opinions on the matter!
Credit to Erina Young on Facebook for the images; you can read her story here: https://www.facebook.com/733995364/posts/10156611779970365/ #questions#marinelife#marinelitter#ethics#morals#degradation#littering#plasticstraws#studentteacher#iteachtoo#seniorclasses#teachingpractice