This week in Changing our World marks the final full week of the class. Our final global issue – marine environment destruction – will be covered, and students will be introduced to some concerning issues related to the global marine environment. Students will be exposed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and will learn how plastic waste is wreaking havoc in the ocean. We will also focus a bit on the Philippines and how the important marine systems here are being compromised.
Next week, students will present their Issue Report and Action Project to their classmates. Most groups are well into their action projects and will spend Thursday in class creating the presentation that will be used to introduce their topic and what action they took.