BUEI Host Screening Of ‘A Life On Our Planet’

November 25, 2020

On November 19th, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] hosted a screening of the film ‘A Life on Our Planet’ – presented by Sir David Attenborough, for Bermuda’s school administrators, government officials and environmental advocates.

A spokesperson said, “The presentation of this documentary supports BUEI’s mission to develop advocates to promote appreciation and awareness about the ocean and our environment.

“Additionally, as the national operator for Eco-Schools, a global award winning programme which engages 19.5 million children across 67 countries, BUEI will continue to provide free presentations of this powerful documentary to local schools in the Tradewinds Auditorium over the coming weeks.

Trailer for A Life on Our Planet

The Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, attend the presentation and stated: “Sir David Attenborough’s film, “Life on Our Planet” was both eye-opening and entertaining in how it described the changes that can happen in one lifetime.

“I am grateful for the work of the BUEI in ensuring that our children are not only aware of the perils ahead but also the potential that they have to improve the health of our planet. It is my hope that they see their potential and create the solutions necessary to heal the planet from the dangers of human caused climate change.”

“This powerful film adds to BUEI’s Education Programme offerings, which are aligned to the Bermuda curriculum while promoting engagement in high quality ocean literacy and action based environmental education.

Julie Steele, Head of Education at BUEI, states, “The Attenborough film is a perfect fit for the Eco-Schools Programme, illustrating the impact of climate change and tying into lessons of environmental responsibility.

“After screening of the film for schools, classes will reflect on the the documentary and design an Eco-Code or declaration of commitment to the environment.” Participants at the Thursday event also shared their reflections on the film by contributing an idea to a poster of something that they might want to change for the community, as a starting point for a dialogue on climate resilience for Bermuda.

Mrs. Steele stated, “The pandemic has shown us how we can all work together quickly to protect one another in Bermuda. Our hope is that we can be moved to do the same for our planet.”

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