Shark Education at Thai Schools
Updated: Oct 16, 2020
It’s Shark Awareness Day on July 14th 2018! At Shark Guardian we aim to educate and create awareness about sharks and the marine world every day of the year. Along with presentations and workshops in schools, Shark Guardian has a childrens book that has now been translated in to Thai. Thanks to the Phang Nga branch of Global Vision International (GVI) who raised money to print 1000 of these Thai books, Shark Guardian are using the books as extra tools to educate the next generation of shark and marine ambassadors in Thailand.
Here’s a summary of some recent local school events and activities:
19th May 2018: Endangered Species Day at Sofitel Resort, Krabi
The Shark Guardian Directors joined school children, staff and government officials at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort for a fun education day on 19th May. Starting with a beach clean up and craft session using recycled materials, 50 children then learnt more about sharks and why we need to protect them.
5th and 6th June 2018: Koh Jum, Krabi
Koh Jum Beach Villas hosted the Shark Guardian Directors for a few days in June so that two schools on the island of Koh Jum could benefit from some shark education. Assisted by the local Trash Hero leader, sessions were arranged at Ban Koh Jum and Ban Tingrai schools. The children loved learning more about local sharks and were able to understand why the trash collection programs implemented by Trash Hero are so important in saving marine species, as well as our oceans in general. The children were certainly hungry to learn more about this amazing species and snatched donated books up immediately for further reading!
14th June 2018: Ban Ao Nang School, Krabi
The Directors led two sessions at Ban Ao Nang School meaning almost all of the 200 students saw Liz and Brendon in action. Children were very surprised that the largest shark in the world could sometimes be found so close to them in their local waters. They were also inspired to learn more about sharks and protecting our oceans – something that is hugely needed in Thailand where the use of single use plastic is common place. Once again the children were super excited to receive lots of books for use in the library and their classrooms.
Help Shark Guardian share more books in Thailand schools!
If you have links to any local Thai schools or places where education sessions would benefit from some free books, please get in touch now! Shark Guardian may be able to combine a personal visit with the book giving, or we can post books around the country. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via our social media channels.
Shark Awareness Day: 14th July 2018
Help Shark Guardian spread positive news and correct information about sharks by making an extra special focus on Shark Awareness Day by:
1. Share some of the Shark Guardian 100 SHARK FACTS
2. Join forces with our Shark Guardian Dive Centers around the world who will run education and diving sessions
3. Tag us in your own efforts to help this cause. Sharks, and our oceans, need us all to play our part.
Photo Credit: Steve Woods https://www.stevewoodsunderwater.com/