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Have fun learning and taking action! SDGs with programming! Held “SDGs with the ocean with programming!” in Yokohama City!
Saturday, October 1, 2022 [Location: Hamagin Children’s Space Science Museum]
On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the General Incorporated Association Yellow Pin Project held “SDGs in the Sea with Programming!” in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Under the theme of the 14th goal of the SDGs, “Let’s protect the richness of the sea,” the event will consist of a workshop that combines programming with the social issues of the sea, “marine plastic litter” and “sustainable fisheries,” and an SDGs lecture delivered online. It’s an event.
This event is part of the “Nippon Foundation ‘Sea and Japan Project'” that connects people through the sea in order to hand over the sea to the next generation.
・Overview: “Programming for SDGs in the Sea!”
・Schedule: October 1, 2022 (Sat) 10:30-16:00
・ Venue: Hamagin Children’s Space Science Museum
・Number of participants: 52
・Support: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of the Environment
・ Cooperation: NPO I Love Tsuzuki, Little Studio Inc.
Learn about the SDGs of the sea through programming and lectures! The “SDGs x Programming Workshop” is a workshop designed to give you the opportunity to think, learn, and act on your own about the SDGs while reaffirming the “importance of protecting the ocean” through programming.
At the SDGs lecture (online) held in the morning, Dr. Noriyuki Isobe, JAMSTEC Deputy Senior Researcher, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, gave a talk. We were introduced to the actual video of the manned research submersible “Shinkai 6500” diving into the deep sea and the state of the seabed. I was surprised that not only deep-sea creatures but also plastic garbage was clearly reflected in the video. 99% of the mass-produced plastic ends up in the ocean if it is not processed correctly. In order to solve the problem of marine plastic waste, Professor Isobe is conducting research and researching “sea-friendly materials” using marine products. I was able to learn that purchasing materials that support the future as consumers will lead to the protection of our precious oceans.
At the end of the lecture, the participating children asked many questions and seemed to have a strong interest in the mysterious deep sea and the problem of marine plastic litter.
SDGs × programming workshop where we learned to protect the richness of the sea In the programming workshop, you will use a block programming environment called MakeCode to run your own marine plastic litter research vessel and sustainable fishing vessel with micro:bit. It’s not just about programming, it’s about why we need to do this kind of research, and what we can learn from the findings. After learning about marine plastic litter and fisheries issues in the virtual ocean, we introduced solutions to ocean problems using ICT technology (programming) that is already being worked on in the real world. It was an opportunity to enjoy programming and learn about how to deal with plastic products that are familiar to us and what kind of fishery we should tackle while protecting the abundant sea creatures. Comments from participating children
・I want to think about how to work on the SDGs using programming. (Female, 12 years old)
・I was surprised to see that the consumption of fish in the world has doubled. (Female, 12 years old)
・I thought it was amazing that you could move the ship like a game and program it to achieve SDGs. (Female, 10 years old)
・I was surprised to see something called corona garbage. (Female, 11 years old) [Image 3
Organization name: General Incorporated Association Yellow Pin Project URL: https://programming.or.jp/umip
Activity details: “SDGs in the ocean with programming!” Is a non-profit activity by the Yellow Pin Project that educates children about the SDGs and supports their experience in solving social issues using ICT. Under the theme of SDGs issue 14 “Let’s protect the richness of the sea”, we aim to create a new STEAM learning place where you can learn about SDGs and the ocean effectively while enjoying programming through workshops, visiting classes, and lectures. .
The Nippon Foundation “Sea and Japan Project”
The sea supports the lives of Japanese people in various ways, and sometimes gives us peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project in which children and people all over the country see the current state of environmental deterioration in the sea as something that belongs to them, and spread the circle of action to pass on the sea to the future. is.
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