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Earn Your Seagull Badge

In this lesson we'll see how kids and conservationists are making a difference and how communities around the world rely on the ocean for more than just food

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Animals aren't the only ones who depend on a clean ocean. Many communities around the world rely on the ocean for food and jobs. Some have built their culture around the ocean. The Women of Jeju are one example of a community with a long history connected to the ocean. Watch this video to find out how their centuries old way of life is being threatened by pollution, climate change, and human impact. 

THE MERMAIDS OF JEJU

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Did you know? 

You don't have to wait until you grow up to start learning how to be a conservationist. You can start now! Here are some ways you can get involved: 

  • Begin thinking about what interests you. Is it dolphins? Ladybugs? Pollution? Forests? Visit your local library and see if they have books on your topic.

  •  Get outside! Find parks in your area and explore. The only tool you need is a notebook and pencil. A biologist always takes notes. Your adventure can even be in your own backyard. 

  • Try camps! Your local zoo, aquarium, or museum might have camps that allow you to get closer to your interests. 

  • Citizen Science is a great way to start being a conservationist. Scientists can't be everywhere and the data you collect can be useful for their projects. Check out www.citizensciencealliance.org to see if they have a project that interests you. 

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SCIENTIST NOTEBOOK

There are many different types of jobs for people who love nature, animals, and protecting the earth. Make a note of some of these jobs in your scientist notebook to research later. 

Write these jobs in your scientist notebook: 

FISHERIES BIOLOGIST

PARK RANGER

CONSERVATION PILOT

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

NATURALIST

HYDROGEOLOGIST

FORESTER

Books to Explore

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YOU DID IT! 

You successfully completed level eleven by learning how other people are getting involved and taking action!  Don't forget to add your newly earned badge to your achievement chart before getting started on the next level. 

KEEP GOING!

Now that you've seen some examples of how to take care of our earth, let's finally earn our final badge by getting to work ourselves!

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