Threats to mangroves
CERV Philippines and Meaningful volunteer
Target Group: Primary School
Subject: Mangroves & Wetlands
Ocean Literacy Principle: 2,3,5,6
Students realize which threats mangroves face by drawing different scenarios on the blackboard.
The teacher draws a few mangroves, fish and a house on the shoreline on the board. In various scenarios the environment changes. Some mangroves die, people build a dike, sea level rises. Students discuss the different threats in each scenario. They think about the impact on the mangroves and the community living there. The activity can be found on page 59 of the Student Guide and page 11 of the Educator's Guide.
Blackboard, colored crayons, post-its