Dive Against Debris
Spanish Squid recently attended Littleton Elementary School in Avondale, Arizona.
Enrique Sanchez gave a presentation on Project AWARE – Dive Against Debris to a class of 7th and 8th graders. He got the students attention by dumping a large pile of trash into the middle of the classroom. The students took well to the information and adopted picking up trash to help save the earth’s oceans, lakes and rivers. The students agreed that picking up the trash was the right thing to do.
After watching the Ugly Journey of our Trash video, the class felt it is our responsibility, as humans, to make sure trash is put in its proper place. Many of the students shared their stories about seeing trash along the beach, or in the playground. The each said they would do their part to make sure that trash is picked up and placed into the appropriate trash receptacles.
Although the students were not divers, yet, they felt they could do their part to make the planet a cleaner place. All the students asked questions, ranging from “What have you found?” to “Where have you gone diving for trash?” to “How deep have you found trash?”
We would like to thank Alexander’s / Dive Shop, Too for their help, and to Tusa for providing the key chain fins for the class. In addition to the key chains, the class received a bookmark as a keepsake.
If you are interested in taking the Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty, please Contact Me.