Have we mentioned that claymation is one of our absolute favorite things? You can imagine how thrilled we were to hear about a new film which uses that medium to teach about ocean acidification. Made by kids!
Students from Ridgeway School in Plymouth created The Other CO2 Problem, which debuted in Copenhagen before 100 internationalscientists and policy makers attending the International Congress onClimate Change this month. It’s a seven-minute animation starring characters from King Poseidon’s sea kingdom. The film laments the fact that Doctorpus, Britney Star, Michelle Mussel, Derek the Diatom and other sea creatures are suffering as the ocean becomes more acidic as a result of human activities.
The students received technical support from from Sundog Media, and were commissioned by EPOCA [European Project on OCean Acidification], supported by UCP Marjon, and National Marine Aquarium. See the Ocean Acidification blog for more information.