Summer is here! And for most of us, that means a trip to the beach wherever possible! It’s great fun for kids on the beach and lots of new things to explore. This year, why not try and turn your beach trip into the ultimate conservation lesson?! It doesn’t take a lot of preparation, don’t worry!
As we all know, our beaches and oceans are in trouble because of the big ‘P’ word, PLASTICS. Plastic seems to be taking over our oceans and injuring many of our beloved sea creatures along the way. It’s a good idea to explain some of these facts to our kiddies – of course in an age appropriate way.
I’m sure that when you take your kids to the beach, you take a bucket. You can use this bucket to help collect some of the litter you see on the beach. Make sure you accompany your child when they are walking, as you never know what they might find!
If you can get hold of long-armed trash pickers, it will help to avoid a few germs. They can then reuse these to help pick up any litter they might see in places other than the beach; for example, at the park or on a trail walk.
It’s never too late to start taking responsibility for our environment. But our kids won’t learn if we don’t teach them! Many of my students often say to me ‘yes, but what can we do?’. They are looking for actionable ways to help.
So, let’s get our Savvy Seeds involved in environmental causes. Let’s help them to see the value of beaches, oceans and the wildlife that calls it home. After all, it’s really just a day at the beach, and who doesn’t enjoy that?!
If you’re looking for more inspiration you can head on over to Instagram and search for 5minutebeachcleanup – where a wonderful lady is encouraging everyone to help clean up our beaches, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. Our Savvy Seeds may be small, but they can make a big difference!