Jersey Water have teamed up with Ocean Culture Life to deliver a series of educational workshops in person and virtually, to inspire the next generation to protect the Island’s water sources. The aim is to raise awareness of how precious water is, in any form whether it’s the ocean, reservoirs, streams or drains and why they must not be polluted.
Hundreds of Primary School and Homeschooled children in Years 5 and 6 will enjoy either a Beachside Workshop on Tuesday 7th June or the Virtual Learning Workshop on World Oceans Day itself, Wednesday 8th June. The workshops will provide an overview of the local ocean ecosystem, the water cycle from sky to tap, along with interactive activities such as making your own water filter and performing water quality tests.
Zöe Hibbs, Marketing and Communications Manager at Jersey Water explains “At Jersey Water, we believe all water is precious and a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to make sure it’s safe to drink. World Oceans Day is the ideal opportunity to engage our community and to help raise awareness that the ocean and its ecosystem are critical to the health and survival of all life.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Ocean Culture Life and the Government of Jersey’s Blue Fish Campaign as part of World Oceans Day events to raise awareness of just how precious water is and why we must all protect it. At Jersey Water, our purpose is supplying the water for our Island to thrive today and every day and in order to do this, we all need to work together. Children are our future generation so the earlier we can get them forming good habits, the better.”
Tamsin Raine, Co-Founder Ocean Culture Life said: “World Ocean Day is a way to celebrate our world’s ocean and our personal connection to the sea. We have designed a beachside workshop alongside Jersey Water aimed to motivate, inform and inspire children by offering a fun interactive way to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives, and the important ways people can help protect it.
“We all feel something when in, on or around water. Being able to make the link between our Island’s water source and the ocean is crucial in order to ensure the future health of our ocean.”