Marine environmental education boosted

Sunday, 05/07/2020, 12:50 [GMT+7]

Marine environmental education boosted

Museum of Oceanography (under Institute of Oceanography) has boosted marine environmental education in various forms in recent years.
 
Museum of Oceanography has just cooperated with the Youth Union of Institute of Oceanography to organize extracurricular activities to introduce marine environment to children from Vinh Phuong Primary School, Nha Trang City. Fifth-graders visited the museum and learned about marine life, coral reef eco-system, mangroves, plastic waste and its impacts on marine life.
 
 

 

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Marine environmental education boost for students on their sightseeing tours to the museum.
 
 
Tran Huu Hung, Sectary of Museum of Oceanography Youth Union says in order to boost marine education; the unit cooperates with schools to organize study tours to the Museum of Oceanography every year. The education is designed for primary school children as young children are easily attracted by marine environmental education towards marine environmental protection. The main education theme in 2019 and 2020 was harmful impacts of plastic waste on marine environment. Besides, the Youth Union has organized such acidities as exchanging plastic bags for cloth bags; replacing plastic straws with bamboo straws for visitors, etc.
 
The museum sightseeing program has recently diversified with interesting activities. From 7:00 to 10:00 daily, visitors have a chance to explore the coral reef eco-system from a glass-bottomed boat at Truong Sa Park free of charge. From 9:00 to 9:30 every Sunday, visitors can see staff snorkeling feeding fish.
 
The Museum of Oceanography currently has around 300 marine species. The museum has continued investing in more aquariums and marine ecosystems for sightseeing and education. Recently, the museum has promoted propaganda via social networks such as Facebook, Google and Tripadvisor, thereby, facilitating thousands of people’s access to activities at the museum to widen their knowledge about marine life.
 
In order to increase the effectiveness of communications and education on marine environmental protection, the museum has planned to jointly organize seminars for tourism students from universities and colleges; connect with many elementary schools to organize free sightseeing tours, combining propaganda about marine environmental protection and harmful effects of plastic waste. Currently, the museum is aiming to promote environmental education and propaganda via social media, taking steps to draw experience for more effective coordination plans towards raising tourism students’ awareness of marine environmental conservation, according to PhD. Truong Si Hai Trinh, Chief of Department of Communications & Environmental Education, Museum of Oceanography.
 
V.Thanh
Translated by N.T