A sailing expedition around the Baltic Sea and North Sea. We took samples using a manta trawl, cleaned beaches daily and made educational Vlogs about our adventures with my 8 year old daughter.
Behavioral change starts with awareness; and no better time to start education on plastic pollution than at primary schools. Embarking and finishing in our hometown of Leiden, the Netherlands my family and I went sailing for five months along the coasts of Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Poland. During our expedition we took samples of the seawater with a manta trawl; looking for micro-plastics. Moreover we picked up plastic debris from the beaches and islands where we moored or anchored. We made educational Vlogs (in Dutch) about our explorations and also went on a makersradio podcast.
we have to educate our kids on the harm that plastic can bring to our environment.