Humpback Whale: Knowing to Preserve
article by Katia Silva, marine biologist and guide at Cabo Trek
The school is a social space where students will pursue their socialization process. What is done, said and valued at school represents an example of what society wants and approves of. Environmentally correct behavior should be learned in practice, in everyday school life, contributing to the training of responsible citizens. Considering the importance of environmental issues and an integrated vision of the world in time and space, the school should offer effective means for each student to understand natural phenomena, human actions and its consequences which might affect themselves, the human kind, as well as other living beings, and the environment itself. It is essential that each student develops their potentialities and adopt personal attitudes and constructive social behavior which will contribute to building a socially fair society in a healthy environment. Having the environmental contents permeating all subjects of the curriculum and contextualized with the reality of the community, the school will help the student to perceive the correlation of events and have a holistic view, i.e., integral view of the world they live in.
For this reason, Cabo Trek had the initiative of promoting on the first of February, a lecture to high school
kids entitled “Humpback Whale: Knowing to preserve” in an interdisciplinary and experienced way and, after the presentation, they all had the experience of seeing whales in their natural environment. The objective of this activity was to raise environmental awareness among children and to promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge about marine life, with emphasis on humpback whales, in an adequate language to reach the children, analyzing wildlife images, displaying videos showing the behavior of whales, giving information on the natural features of the Baja California region and the regulations for responsible whale watching tourism. In addition to promoting the incentive to a practical change of attitude, the development of new habits towards the use of natural resources promotes reflection on the ethical responsibility of our species and the planet as a whole. As a result, helping society achieve a sustainable environment will ensure life on the planet. At the end of the day, each student received a gift bag.
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