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Marine Litter - Free Activities For Kids

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The Super Secret Hive Kids' Podcast - Episode 2

Welcome back to the Super Secret Hive!

We hope you enjoyed your underwater adventure this week! While it was great to meet all of our new friends (Dame Judy, Sir Ian, and everyone at the club), we definitely agree with Bouncer the Bowhead and the band... "The trash has got to go!"

To keep them and us healthy, Hive members should do everything we can to keep trash where it belongs and find new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle (RRR!) as much as we can. For Mike's birthday, he got a super cool reusable water tumbler with whales on it that he takes with him everywhere. Julie found not only bamboo straws that you can use instead of plastic ones, but also ones made of grass! Because bamboo and grass will break down and go away over time, they are great choices instead of single-use plastics!

Be sure to share your own great RRR's with us! Remember that every little thing can help make a big difference. If you need proof that kids can help save the world, check out this link where you can learn all about a kid named Miles who started an organization dedicated to saving the oceans.

While our mission was about marine litter, it was also great to learn a little about the Bowhead Whale. Want to learn how to draw one? This might be a good site! And with all this talk about jazz music, you definitely have to hear them sing! Check out this video and try to sing along. Okay, just kidding about the sing-a-long, but if you DO figure out how to do it, send us your performance!

Want to read more about exploring and saving the oceans? Here are some books that we like that you might too (*if you decide to purchase any of these cool Amazon finds, it helps to support us making this content).

AGES 5-10: "Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring."

AGES 5-10: "In telling the story of this sea conservation pioneer and marine life protector, Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe create a stunning tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope—a power even the smallest readers can access in their quest to aid our extraordinary planet."

AGES 9-12: "This richly illustrated encyclopedia series sets sail into new waters with an exploration of the world's oceans and seas. Discover the geography, geology, and ecology that lies beneath the waves--from the deepest trench to the longest mountain range on Earth, and from the world's largest animal (the blue whale) to some of the smallest plankton."

Last but not least, check out this week's activities below! That's all for this time! Thanks for stopping by The Hive!

- Julie and Mike

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