TED Talks series, FILMED FEB 2009 • POSTED FEB 2009 • TED2009
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.
Earle wants to wake up people the destruction and rapid decline that humans are causing to the ocean, and what the vast losses have and will continue to be unless there is a drastic change.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
I hope that someday we will find evidence that there is intelligent life among humans on this planet." (Sylvia Earle)
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TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This material can be used to examine the extreme damage that humans have caused to the ocean and the projected damage humans will cause unless a change is made to protect the ocean more. Earle brings drastic realization to the audience of is at stake with the rate that the humans are destroying the ocean.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this material is applied.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Sylvia Earle has been at the frontier of deep ocean exploration for four decades. She's led more than 50 undersea expeditions, and she's been an equally tireless advocate for our oceans and the creatures who live in them. Full Bio >>