Magnificent Mangroves

Friday, 08 February 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 6 By  Aastha (Year 4EH)

Year 4 students from Garden International School (GIS) are learning about ‘Taking care of the Environment’. To find out more about this they went to the beach and saw some mangroves in Sattahip.

Mangroves are important for our lives because they keep us safe from hurricanes, storms and floods. They also make a good habitat for sea creatures. The mangroves’ roots are the most important thing as they help them stand so they can push the water away. Did you know that mangroves are the only tree which can live in salty water?

GIS students help plant some new mangrove trees to help the environment.GIS students help plant some new mangrove trees to help the environment.

Mangroves have many kinds of trees - some are good for health, some can help us make houses.

We planted some mangrove seeds during our visit and then went to the beach to do a beach clean. We saw so many ropes and a lot of plastic. I went in the sea and saw a rock. I turned it over and it looked like it had crystals on, it was amazing! I learnt two main things from this trip - never cut down mangrove trees because they protect us and do not litter the beach because fish die and we will not get fish to eat!

GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com.

Students from GIS help to water the newly-planted mangroves.Students from GIS help to water the newly-planted mangroves.

GIS students visit the mangrove trees in Sattahip.GIS students visit the mangrove trees in Sattahip.

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