Kayak Plastic Pirates
Kayak Plastic Pirates
enjoying environmental stewardship on the water
#Wetlands: Kidneys of the Planet
#Wetlands: Cradle of Life
Event facilitated in English and Chinese
Maximum 12 participants
Suitable for children age 4+ and accompanying adults
Parrot Tree provides nature journal and a drawing board for all registered participants;
Event takes place even in case of a light rain; cancellation only in case of heavy rain or storm;
Participants need to wear dry chlotes, shoes that could get wet and appropriate rain/sun/weather protection (i.e. sunscreen and hat highly recommended). Add a 2nd set of dry chlotes to change after the activity;
Bring reusable water bottle – all our activities aim to be zero waste
Optional accommodation: one night's Parrot Tree accommodation, including breakfast, free for children under 3 years old (one bed for children and parents)
Contact: fangfang Wechat 17091838964
How to get to Parrot Tree?
Line 17 all the way to the terminal station: Oriental Land
Subway terminal Oriental Land 东方泸州站
Taxi to Cenbo village (cost ~40 CNY)
Get in at the Danshui road stop, crossroad with Middle Huaihai road.
Bus name: 沪南高速专线
Bus stop: 淡水路（靠近淮海中路）
It's near South Huangpi road subway station (Line 1)
Get off at the Jingze bus station 金泽镇公交车站
Taxi to Cenbo village (cost ~30 CNY)
Parking spots are available if you come with your own car. We are happy to provide you with directions. However, we support using public transportation.
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Dianshan Lake is Shanghai's largest freshwater reservoir and the source of Huangpu River, the mother river of Shanghai. It covers an area of 62 square kilometers (24 square miles) and is surrounded by a web of canals and smaller lakes which all form part of the Yangtze River Delta.
Cenbo Village is small rural community located a few kilometers south of Dianshan Lake in the middle of forest wetlands. Cenbo is part of Jinze Water Town, a municipality of Shanghai’s Qingpu district with more than 900 years of history and related architecture monuments. Its location – only 60km from Shanghai Ppl Sq makes it an ideal starting point for exploring nature on weekends or even for a single afternoon.
This inspiring field trip teaches in an enjoyable way about the impact of plastic in our environment, how it affects our and the life of future generations. You will understand the scope and scale of plastic pollution and give your children an early exposure to one of the most urgent environmental issues of the 21st century. And believe it or not, you will forge new friendships and become part of a community of purpose. We can turn this ship around, if we work together!
70% of all waste in our oceans is produced by only six countries with China being responsible for the lion share. More than 90% of all plastic waste which we have discarded into our water bodies since WWII has already sunk to the bottom of oceans and rivers, where it decomposes into ever smaller particles. Plastic is though forever and only breaks down mechanically into smaller units like stone or shell breaks down into sand. It never really changes its chemical composition. As such it enters the food chain and consequently our own bodies. The life cycle of plastic shows that how we treat the environment is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.
This event is designed with
Green Steps triple focus
Feeling and observing nature in a noninvasive way
Different water organism, various kinds of shoreline
The role of plants and algae in the freshwater ecosystem
Building awareness on water resource protection
Collaborate with a team
Get the outdoor feeling
Perceive one’s own state of mind in a natural environment
Exercise your intuition