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St. Paul's students were well prepared for their participation in the filming of the the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's documentary.
'Good Pirates of the Sea' at St. Paul School
St. Paul School in San Pablo had the rare opportunity to be the only school in California to host the crew of the R/V Martin Sheen, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's flagship sailboat and research vessel.
Second-grade teacher Dina N. Warren, a member of the Sea Shepherd-NorCal Chapter who serves as an onshore volunteer, and is a veteran of Operation Jairo-Sea Turtle Defense, arranged the visit.
The R/V Martin Sheen is a peaceful research-conservation vessel that studies ocean trash and the health of the ocean, and works to change maritime laws and stop the illegal poaching of sea life.
She said she couldn't think of a better learning community to collaborate with Sea Shepherd, and feature St. Paul's students in the global fight to defend, conserve and protect the Earth's oceans and sea life.
Students and teachers learned about Sea Shepherd's research operations to save Mexico's indigenous and vanishing Vaquita porpoise, and the illegally hunted Totoaba, in the Sea of Cortez, for Operation Milagro I, I, III. Sea Shepherd's fight for indigenous rights against salmon factory open water fish farming in British Columbia for Operation Virus Hunter-Salmon Defence was also discussed.
The ocean education presentation was given by Samuel J. Tellum, musician and ocean activist, and Connie Sanchez, the R/V Martin Sheen's cook, veteran first mate and local onshore volunteer.
Students and teachers prepared for ocean presentation by viewing Sea Shepherd videos and learned what it means to be a peaceful and powerful "Good Pirate of the Sea."
Twenty St. Paul's students took part in the filming of a global Sea Shepherd education documentary film. Students prepared, and Sea Shepherd said the results were incredibly articulate and inspiring.
Students gave great answers to the following Sea Shepherd Ocean Conservation questions:
• Why is the ocean important?
• Why should we protect the oceans?
• What is your favorite ocean animal?
• Why should animals be free in the wild?
Warren looks forward to sharing the documentary, once it is completed. For information on Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, contact her at email@example.com, or visit www.seashepherd.org.
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