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Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office 4th marine education program (4 preparatory lessons and overnigh t learning) in collaboration with schools! “Sea and Kaminan Small Project ~Sea School 2024~” was held!

Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
4th marine education program (4 preparatory lessons and overnight learning) in collaboration with schools! “Sea and Kaminan Small Project ~Sea School 2024~” was held!
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 [Location] Kaminakata Elementary School, Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture
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The Sea and Japan Project in Miyazaki, a general incorporated association, will create an “opportunity to go to the sea” for sixth grade students at Kaminakata Elementary and Junior High School on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, and will promote marine education in Miyazaki Prefecture. We held a marine education program called “Sea and Kaminakata Small Project ~Sea School 2024~” with the aim of creating a model.
This event is being held as part of the Nippon Foundation’s “Ocean and Japan Project,” which connects people through the sea in order to pass on the rich and beautiful ocean to the next generation.
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The Sea and Japan Project in Miyazaki collaborates with Nobeoka City Kaminakata Elementary and Junior High School to create an opportunity to go to the sea as a learning experience for 6th grade students at Kaminakata Elementary and Junior High School, and is a model for marine education in Miyazaki Prefecture. We decided to conduct a marine education program with the aim of creating a. In order to enable children who are a little afraid of the sea to participate in learning with interest, the secretariat will collaborate with the Board of Education and other organizations to identify issues related to marine education in the prefecture, and to provide schools with opportunities to take initiative in their activities. We will implement new marine education. This program will include four preparatory learning sessions (April, May, June, and July) and an overnight stay experience study session (July 25th and 26th), and will conclude with a presentation of the results in November.
Ultimately, the goal is to clarify how the children will face the future of Miyazaki’s sea and formulate actions that will enable them to decide how to act.
Date and time: Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 9:00-12:30
Location: Kaminakata Elementary School, Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture Participants: 80 children from Kaminakata Elementary School
Lecturer: Professor Shin Nishida, Faculty of Education, University of Miyazaki / Rakugo storyteller Mr. Yoshiwara Bajaku / Environmental scientist Mr. Yoshikazu Idesako
Introduction
In the first lesson, we learned about the connection between mountains, rivers, and the sea. In the second session, they learned about the blessings of the ocean, and in the third session, they learned about ocean issues and marine resources. The theme of this year’s program is “Preserving Miyazaki’s sea for future generations,” and we will think about what we can do to pass on the rich Miyazaki sea to the next generation. Also, the preliminary learning has ended this time, and the accommodation experience learning will finally begin next time. As an interim presentation, we presented a summary of what we had learned so far and our next learning goals to all the students.
Let’s protect the future of the ocean! ~Creatures that live in the rich sea of ​​Miyazaki
First, Professor Shin Nishida of the Faculty of Education, University of Miyazaki, showed the skeletons of whales and dolphins and explained about the diversity of living things, such as how the shapes of teeth differ depending on the food they eat. In this study, we will use the skeleton of a hump-toothed whale that washed ashore on Shimoaso Beach, Kitaura-cho, Nobeoka City in 2014, and learn about biological diversity by comparing it with the skeletons of other cetaceans, from the morphology of its teeth to the relationship between diet, ecology, and bone morphology. I learned. When the children learned that the Hyuga Sea, where we live, is home to a wide variety of cetaceans, their eyes lit up and said, “I want to see whales in the sea in Miyazaki someday.”
However, Professor Nishida says that in recent years many creatures have accidentally ingested plastic bags and other marine debris, saying, “In order to protect marine life and preserve the ocean’s abundance, each of us must make the problem of marine debris our own. Please try not to dispose of any more garbage into the sea,” he asked the children.
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From now on, as a summary of the four preliminary learning sessions, we will give an interim presentation to approximately 80 children from 1st to 5th grade at Kaminakata Elementary School. First, before the presentation, the 6th grade students learned that “Nutritious water stored in the mountains flows into rivers and then the ocean, resulting in a rich ocean.” Throughout this time, all the children at the school will review together how many fish can grow and what we should do to protect Miyazaki’s rich ocean, while thinking about ocean issues. Masu.
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/77920/2724/resize/d77920-2724-62aa52eeee0b06972e49-3.jpg&s3=77920-2724-50432995ddf40d5d30d393ffe9be759e-1015×375.jpg] In order to think about why it is necessary to clean the ocean and what will happen to the ocean if garbage spreads in the ocean, we invited Mr. Yoshiwara Bajaku, a rakugo storyteller from Miyazaki City, as a lecturer. The children listened with great interest as they enjoyed learning about ocean issues through an original rakugo story that used Sugoroku to learn about the process by which oceans are spreading.
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Next, we welcomed Yoshikazu Idesako, an environmental scientist, as a lecturer and learned about the impact of global warming on the ocean. First, the children learned that in Nobeoka, where the children live, in 1980 there were approximately 45 days when the temperature exceeded 30℃, but last year (2023) there were 78 days, the highest in recorded history. I told you. Idesako explained that many fish and shellfish will become inedible due to rising water temperatures, and that the season will change. Using a sushi restaurant story as an example, he explained in a quiz format that if the sea temperature continues to rise, there will be more fish that will no longer be edible by 2050. The children were surprised to find that most of their favorite toppings, such as “tuna, tuna mayo, shrimp, and squid,” were out of stock. They also learned that not only will fish disappear, but also that typhoons will become stronger and natural disasters will occur more easily due to global warming, and that rising temperatures will have various effects on the ocean and nature. They deepened their understanding of the issues faced by the ocean, such as the current state of global warming.
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[Image 7: https://prtimes.jp/i/77920/2724/resize/d77920-2724-ff5890be4b15c1555b81-6.jpg&s3=77920-2724-0e0796aa928fd3b97467bd5593e73c19-901×333.jpg] Interim presentations by 6th graders and goals for the next study Finally, it’s time for the interim announcement. Three students gave presentations on behalf of the 6th grade students (19 students) who have deepened their understanding of marine resources and the environment through their preliminary learning. “I knew that mountains, oceans, and rivers were connected, but this was the first time I realized that they were connected to us.As I learned more about the relationship between nature and us, my interest grew more and more.” “Mountains, rivers, and oceans.” I want everyone to value the ocean and learn more about the ocean.” In addition, ahead of the overnight learning experience that will begin on July 25th, the students expressed their enthusiasm, saying, “I want to experience various things and learn more about the ocean.”
Through the four lessons so far, the children’s awareness of wanting to keep the local sea clean and protect its richness has increased. Next time, we will complete our learning experience by staying overnight and learning about “life, industry, and food at the sea.”
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・It was easy to understand and interesting, and I learned that taking measures against global warming will be much more effective than not taking measures at all.
・I want to reduce plastic bottles and plastic waste as much as possible. -Organization overview-
Organization name: General Incorporated Association Sea and Japan Project in Miyazaki
URL: https://miyazaki.uminohi.jp/
Activities: Based on the philosophy of the Nippon Foundation’s “Ocean and Japan Project,” we are working to pass on Miyazaki’s rich ocean to future generations.
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Nippon Foundation “Ocean and Japan Project”
The sea supports Japanese people’s lives in various ways, sometimes giving them peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project that aims to encourage people across the country, including children, to view the ongoing environmental deterioration of the ocean as their own, and to expand the circle of action to preserve the ocean for future generations. is.
https://uminohi.jp/
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