A great way to get people involved in the Ocean is to help them develop a connection to the Ocean Environment. Oceans are spectacular environments teeming with life of different colors and shapes, but the life is not seen by everyone due to it being below the surface. Terry Lilley decided to solve this problem by bringing students to the Ocean and then the Ocean to the students. Students get to interact in the Ocean and observe the life below the surface as Terry takes videos. Once back at the classroom, the students are able to edit the videos with Terry all while learning about the environment.
These classes are a great tool to connect students and adults with the environment. The students don’t even have to swim, they can just be on a boat and take water samples or learn what marine biologists do in the Ocean. The information the audience gains from building a connection with the Ocean changes their lives and makes them rethink the way they live to protect their Ocean! Learn about the local programs and try to either attend them or volunteer to help them out.
Below is the video from Terry Lilley’s website, Underwater2Web, as well as a description of the video.
This video is a great example of how much kids love the ocean — and how much we love bringing it to them. Here Terry Lilley / Underwater2Web helps bring a local class of keiki to the ocean to learn firsthand about the underwater environment here in Hanalei Bay. Then they go back to the classroom to talk about the creatures underwater and watch and edit their movies. Underwater2Web is trying to provide more of these experiences for Kauai students – if you’d like to help, let us know!