The SEK-Ciudalcampo educational community has presented its new project, the SEK Posidonia Lab. This initiative, in which all the school’s students will take part, is an environmental plan to contribute to the conservation and regeneration of the beds of Posidonia seagrass, the most important endemic plant in the Mediterranean Sea . The disappearance of large areas of this sea meadow has become one of the most serious ecological problems that threaten our environment.
More than half of the oxygen we breathe comes from the sea and one of the most important sources of oxygen is this marine plant that has an area of approximately 5,000,000 hectares and surrounds the Mediterranean Sea. One hectare of this environmental jewel, known as the lung of the Mediterranean, generates five times more oxygen than one from the Amazon jungle, but it is in serious danger of disappearing. It is dying as a result of tourism and pollution.
SEK-Ciudalcampo has set up this environmental project aimed at developing responsible practices and designing solutions to raise awareness on the conservation and good use of of this ecosystem, so crucial and necessary for the Mediterranean Sea.
In this project, for Early Childhood Education to Baccalaureate students, featured the collaboration of Manu San Félix, marine biologist, diver and ocean photographer from National Geographic magazine and one of the greatest defenders of Spanish marine biology.