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Formerly known as Sea Weed

Isn’t it about time we stopped calling sea plants, ‘seaweeds’ because if we think of them as weeds we’ll just value them less.

For example, we gave little value to the items we threw away in rubbish  bins and waste bins before we all realised that we needed to recycle and upcycle materials like glass, plastic, paper, clothing,  shoes & batteries.

Now we have high street shops like ‘Waste Not‘, run by dedicated teams working to  repair, renovate and recycle.

We’re asking you to come up with a new name for all the beautiful plants and flowers that make up the sea garden habitat of this World.   You can make all your suggestions on  Twitter and be sure to tag us at @Worldof_Water so we can retweet them.

And if you have any photos or drawings of any seaplants, share them with us on Instagram.

A WoW Campaign to change the way we view seaplants.

School Talkabout on: The Future of Food for Wildlife

In a World becoming packed with soil and water based farms, where will wildlife source its future food?

 

So the story goes, dinosaurs were all killed after a meteor landed that was big enough to make the Gulf of Mexico and fill the World’s sky with smoke and dust which blocked out sunlight and reduced plant growth for a very long time.
Maybe.

In our tale of ‘Hew the Human’,  it was Hew who became too efficient at killing wildlife for food, ran too low on wild food so invented farming to secure year round food for Hew’s family.

Oh yes; Hew found he could also make money by selling food to all those who didn’t farm their own.

Sounds familiar?

At the end of our story, all ‘Hewmans’ (humans) looked to the open sea for food as they had totally covered all land with buildings :

 

In the more planet-friendly story …

the sea remains unpolluted and therefore full of food forever.

However …

In the real World, the sea is filling up with pollutants daily.

And the real story of fishing is mainly one of industrial greed and not one of feeding a family’s need.

School Talkabouts on the subject of ‘need and greed’ reveal both the problems that capital-driven societies continue to propagate and the options available to each new generation to solve our shared global food requirements.

If you and/or your pupils have a stomach for rich debate, book a Zoom date in your diary with us