The Sea Turtle & the Tasty Plastic Bag

Ref: C3744732

A sea turtle emerges from an egg and struggles on its long journey across the sand to the sea. This is the life nature intended for the sea turtle. A life swimming in the ocean. But, this life is under threat. Throughout the sea turtles' life, it can come in contact with plastic that can affect its health and life. Join us on this WEA course as we look at the life of the sea turtle. How its life is under threat by plastics and what can we do. During the course, we will look at recent research into ocean plastics to inform our debates. Asking questions like: •How has this happened? •Who is to blame? •Do we care enough to change our habits?

Course aim

This course is designed to provide a brief introduction to the problem of plastics in our seas, and the destruction that this causes to our sea creatures. We study the life of a sea turtle and discuss the research on the problem of plastics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe how the life of a sea creature such as the sea turtle can be effected by our use of plastics.
  • Explain the factors that lead to the problem of plastics effecting sea creatures.
  • Debate the issue within a group setting, and come up with considered possible solutions.
  • Conduct further research using the resources, and suggested reading.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The Sea Turtle & the Tasty Plastic Bag

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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