“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”
(Baba Dioum, 1968)
70 percent of the Earth’s surface is ocean while 30 percent is land. The deep blue ocean hides a giant treasure, a mystery world full of wonderful secrets. Do you want to explore this great treasure with us? Why is seawater salty? Why does the ocean appear blue? Why are tides constantly moving? What are some aquatic animals?
These seem like simple questions, but in fact, they are not so easy to answer. So, what are you waiting for? Let's join us to discover interesting facts about the world’s oceans and Vietnam's seas.
This website aims to:
- Provide information about the sea, from basic definition, value of biodiversity to challenges to oceans;
- Raise awareness of connection between humans and oceans; what happened to the oceans and also, increase individual responsibility.
- Promote the sharing between knowledge and actions in order to protect marine ecosystem.
- Update the information about Vietnam’s sea on all aspects of biodiversity and conservation programs.
This website desires to deliver knowledge to:
- Children, youths;
- Teachers, student clubs, volunteers and whom it may concerns.
Website provides brief summary of marine life, active illustrations and education activities in terms of oceans:
Round 1: What do we have under the ocean?
We will explore about Seawater, Ecosystem and marine creatures.
Round 2: What is happening to the ocean?
More information about marine debris, oil spill, overfishing, ocean acidification and climate change will be provided.
Round 3: Take actions will provide us great tips we can do to keep our friend always blue and healthy.
Round 1 and 2 contains three main activities:
- Quiz: provide interactive quizzes to test your knowledge about oceans;
- Information: provide detail information about oceans.
- References: marine educational materials for you .
Live&Learn highly appreciate for the contribution that organizations and individuals have made to the website, without which the website would not have much of the content. In particular, we would like to thank:
- Editors: La Minh Phuong, Nguyen Hong Anh, Nguyen Thi Giang, Tran Ngoc Tram, Nguyen Quang Kim, Duong Thuy Ly, Hoang Minh Trang, Mai T. Minh Anh, Nguyen Lan Phuong, Nguyen Hai Linh.
- Advisors: Do Van Nguyet, Nguyen Quang Thanh, Dang Do Hung Viet.
- Photos: Photos from “Our Ocean, One Future” photo contest funded by U.S. Embassy and documents from Internaional Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
- Designers: Vuon Illustration, Do Duy Tung, Nguyen Hai Ha, Chu Thuy Linh, Nguyen Huong Ly, Nguyen Quang Vinh, Nguyen Thi Thanh Xuan.