Can we save the ocean?

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

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

Level 3

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
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LINC students help the people of Fort McMurray

class 1

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

LEVEL 2

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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Writer lives at a lighthouse

The Lennard Island Light house is near Tofino, B.C. photo - Jeff George

The Lennard Island Light house is near Tofino, B.C.
Photo – Jeff George

Level 3

Caroline Woodward lives at a light station near Tofino, B.C. The lighthouse is on Lennard Island. The lighthouse is very important. It has lights that guide ships along the rocky shores of the Pacific coast.

Caroline and her husband, Jeff, have lived and worked at more than 12 lighthouses along the B.C. coast. The couple have jobs to do at the light station. They share the work.

Caroline and Jeff have other occupations

As well as working at the light station, both Caroline and Jeff have other occupations. Caroline is a writer. She writes poetry, books for adults and books for children. Jeff is a photographer.

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