You can find the Solution Video at the end of this page (mostly in German)
Read below or watch the following video (in German) from Hannah and Mathis to find out what this challenge entails:
Location & date
The Philippines, April/May 2015
Resources, Climate, Governance, Biodiversity
While diving and snorkeling in the Philippines we had a close look around under the water. In the process we encountered an unbelievable number of corals. In and around them life bubbled and seethed: small, colorful fish, sea horses, moray eels, multi-colored sea snails, as well as sea turtles, sharks, etc. We were even more shocked to find many areas where the corals were dead or dying or where there large holes in the colorful coral reefs were visible. In these places there was hardly any of the otherwise normal colorful activity to be seen.
For that reason we have the following questions for you:
- What do corals actually do, what purpose do they fulfill?
- Why are more and more corals dying?
- What does that mean for humans?
- What can we do to prevent corals from dying?
- Promote critical thinking
- Understand the interconnecedness of our complex eco-systems
- Raise awareness regarding the impacts of human activity on the environment
- Make the beauty of the planet and its biodiversity tangible
Connection to the curriculum
- Topics for the end-of-the-year projects
Useful links and information
- Documentary on oceans and the impact of humans: “Planet Ocean”
Sequences relating to the topic of corals:
— 21:11 to 32:00 minutes
— 1:04:30 to 1:05:40 minutes
We are looking forward to your responses by the 28th of May!