Another Year Of Learning at SeaWorldJanuary 12, 2018
Last year, 2017, was great. I learned so much from my visits to SeaWorld San Diego. Some of my favorite experiences at the park taught me a lot of interesting facts about animals and how we can all make a difference.
Here are five things I learned at SeaWorld this year:
1. Mylar balloons can fall into waterways or the ocean which can harm many different animals. Balloons are fun for parties but if they are not disposed of correctly they can float away in the air and then end up in the water where animals might think they are food. I helped pull balloons out of the water when I was on a boat returning rehabilitated animals to the ocean and I bet the person that had the balloons never knew they ended up in the water.
2. You don’t have to live near the water to help the animals that live there. Having a recycling bin at your house is an easy way to help your family make sure your plastic trash doesn’t end up hurting animals in the ocean.
3. Pre-cycling is even better than recycling. Instead of having to recycle, think about your choices to use plastic and recyclable things and if you really need them. Drinking from a reusable water bottle that you can wash instead of throw away is a good way to reduce your use of plastic water bottles.
4. Every living thing, even really tiny ones, is important. Coral reefs are built by tiny animals working together and are home to many other living things and animals like algae, fish and even birds.
5. There are so many extinct and critically endangered species. It’s important that we care about all animals, even the ones not currently endangered, and learn how to make better choices to protect where we all live or that list will get bigger.
I just turned nine years old and know I can make a big difference and so can YOU. Let’s make 2018 awesome together!