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Can we save the ocean?

Bryan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office. Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

Boyan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office.
Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

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Boyan Slat says, ”Yes, we can!”

Who is Boyan Slat?

Boyan Slat is 21 years old. He lives in the Netherlands.

Boyan started thinking about how to clean up the ocean when he was 16 years old. His family was on vacation near Greece. He liked to swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

He noticed a problem in the water

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Watch the project grow on this video, Ocean Cleanup – The Beginning
Go to the Ocean Cleanup website to learn more

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LINC students help the people of Fort McMurray

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The Burnaby School District LINC 1 class sent a cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross to help in Fort McMurray. Photo – Rachel Spence


Carolyn Moi was sad. She watched the news. In May, a huge wildfire burned Fort McMurray. People lost their homes.

Carolyn had an idea

Carolyn is a teacher for the Burnaby School District. She teaches an adult LINC 1 class.

Carolyn’s class wanted to help the people from Fort McMurray.

At the same time, the class was learning about Canada’s money. The LINC 1 class wanted to help people from Fort McMurray and learn more about Canadian money.

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