Oh, my hearts! Young buccaneers invited to discover marine life

Avast you, all aspiring pirates and sailors! Want to learn more about marine life? This could be for you!

The Coastal Patrol, a marine conservation organization that runs entirely on volunteers, is launching a weekly program to take children and teens out to sea to learn about Israel’s marine environment and the threats to it.

Sunday saw the program’s maiden voyage aboard Apparat, the organization’s patrol boat.

The trip marked the United Nations World Oceans Day, which took place on Thursday.

The young swordsmen wore pirate clothes and even met a mermaid, who told them about her sailor friends.

Weaving learning into an adventure, each 90-minute journey will focus on the biodiversity of the sea and the many threats to it, from pollution and plastic to abandoned fishing gear.

The volunteer-based Coast Patrol takes young pirates to discover the sea and mark World Oceans Day, January 11, 2022. (Egor Iggy Petrenko/Coast Patrol)

Several dozen children have already enrolled in the Ashkelon area and one high school has expressed interest, although it will require a different teaching approach, according to Coast Patrol co-founder and director Joseph Segal.

Segal said the organization, which hopes to recover children from other locations, is approaching schools and other settings and would welcome all young people, including those with special needs.

The Apparat can only accommodate seven young people at a time, the patrol is looking for an additional boat to increase this number.

Outings will take place free of charge, after school hours.

Further details can be obtained from the Coastal Patrol website.

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