Earth Kids Club: Session 3, Week 15, 3/6

Each week we begin our session in an easy pose with the Hands-to-Heart. Take a deep breath in through the nose and exhale to chant the sound of Om. Stand to flow with “Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun!” In easy pose with the Hands-to-Heart, Namaste.

This week Earth Kids will finish up using  Flip Grid to share words for inspiration to start healthy habits and tips that are good for the environment!

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky! You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. If you have a question you would like to submit, let us know a our club meeting!

Do you know why plastic bags are bad for our environment?

My question is how do plastic bags harm our environment and sea life? 

Plastic bags harm marine (and land) environments in a few ways.

Turtles (and other animals) may mistake plastic bags for food. Turtles like to eat jellyfish, and we think turtles eat the plastic bags because they resemble jellyfish.

When turtles eat plastic, it can block their intestinal system (their guts). Therefore, they can no longer eat properly, which can kill them. The plastics in their tummy may also leak chemicals into the turtle. We don’t know whether this causes long term problems for the turtle, but it’s probably not good for them.

We will collect and reuse plastic shopping bags to create beautiful coasters. Plastic bags pose a great risk to the environment because of the extremely long time it takes for them to disintegrate.  These coasters are a creative way to use up plastic bags you have lying around. Please donate your plastic bags to the Earth Kids Club. Thank you.

SOURCE: Creative Jewish Mom

 

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