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Mar 11
Animal Adaptations in Vortex at the Vancouver Aquarium

​Students from Rudy Martinello's 6/7 class at Ross Road Elementary spent time in the Aquarium Vortex exhibition and worked with the Ocean Wise resources to learn about the impact of plastic on our oceans.

Their project, partially funded by World Wildlife Fund, is an exploration of animal adaptations with a peek into what might happen if sea animals could evolve to use the garbage to enhance themselves.

After doing a stream cleanup along their local stream, the students created paper mace creatures and housed them in "specimen" containers created from plastic waster dispensers to remind the viewer that the water we drink is related to our oceans and the garbage that we allow to enter that environment invariably has an impact on us as well as the animals living in the ocean.

Stacked to complement Doug Couplands display of found objects, the tower acts as a monolith and a visual reminder that we must do better.

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