Earth Day is always a big day for me and for my family. This year we held a neighbourhood Bake Sale in support of saving the oceans and saving our planet through my Save the Shark Club (STS) group of school friends. We wanted to help people not be afraid of sharks. Many are not dangerous at all, but so many people have watched Hollywood movies that make sharks seem so scary. They aren't!
We baked and planned and made posters. We did fundraising at our school and met as an S.T.S. club to think of ways we could help everyone know about endangered ocean animals and why we need to save our oceans. We raised $250.00 for the National Geographic Society's Oceans Initiative. It was a wonderful day and I think people understand a bit more about sharks now.
Did you know:
1. Sharks hate the taste of humans
2. There are more squirrel attacks than shark attacks
3. Sharks have been around longer than dinosaurs - for over 400 million years!
4. The largest and second largest sharks (whale and the basking shark) are harmless plankton eaters.
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732