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Every year more than 640,000 tons of fishing gear is abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded in the oceans causing suffering and death to millions of marine animals, degradation to marine ecosystems and socio-economic impacts to local coastal communities.
Healthy Seas and Ghost Diving UK North offer schools the opportunity to learn about marine litter, with an emphasis on the deadliest type of marine litter; “ghost nets”.
Students will have the opportunity to meet a Ghost Diver, explore the diving equipment needed for their missions and hear their stories from missions in the UK waters.
8:30am Arrival & welcome
8:45 – 9:45am presentation on marine litter, Q&A, “How can you help?” workshop and discussion
9:45 – 10:00am break
10:00 – 12:00pm presentation on the “ghost fishing phenomenon” and its impacts, Q&A, Meet the Ghost Divers
12:00 – 12:30pm lunch break
12:30 – 1:15pmcircular economy: the road to a more sustainable future, Q&A.
1:30 – 2:15pm Activities including product ‘touch and feel’ displays, ‘untangle the animals’, relay race – ‘dress as a diver’, badge making
2:15 – 2:30pmGroup photos and closing remarks.