This year’s Earth Day Festival at CCM is focused on encouraging empathy, agency, and action in our community. As part of this family-focused community event, the Education Team is prototyping an innovative drop in workshop for families called Our Blue Whales.
This workshop begins with a short interactive story about a blue whale calf named Lu and her pod (family), and leads directly into a hands-on experiment where visitors can learn about and test different methods to clean oil polluting our ocean.
The workshop ends with a call to action, including local resources and information about ways families can work together to care for all of our Bay Area neighbors (human and non-human alike).
In this blog post, CCM is proud to share the story Little Lu and the Big Blue digitally with all of you. We invite families to draw and create their own ending to this story!
Additional resources to explore:
- 100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability
- How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change (and Have Fun, Too)
- 15 Sustainability Activities for Kids (& Parents!)
- Save the Bay
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
How can you take action!
The ocean and people are intrinsically linked. Every action we take can help ensure a healthy ocean and healthy planet for all of us for generations to come.