The ocean makes up 70% of our planet and plays an important role in life on earth: regulating our climate, the air we breathe, the water we drink and use every day, food and transport of goods from faraway countries, raw materials from the sea, renewable energies, recreation and a fascinating, diverse animal world - all this and more has to do with the ocean. Yet large areas of the world's oceans have not yet been explored. This workshop begins with a general lecture focusing on climate change and its consequences for marine life, large and small. This is followed by a bilingual reading of the children's book "The Conference of the Sea Dwellers" by the students in German and Arabic. In the third module, the pupils look at, compare and discuss animal and plant objects from the world's oceans. The aim is to broaden knowledge about the sea, to sharpen the understanding of sustainability and to contribute to intercultural communication.
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Sciences Kiel: Dr Hassan Humeida
RD3 Marine Ecology, Research Unit Marine Symbiosis