By Cathryn Berger Kaye and Philippe Cousteau
Written by service learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye and celebrity ocean spokesperson Philippe Cousteau, Going Blue educates young people about the earths water crisis and gives them tools and inspiration to transform their ideas into action.
With lively photos and practical suggestions, the book helps teens plan and do a meaningful service project that benefits our planets water system. Along the way, readers learn about issues such as clean water access, coral reef damage, runoff pollution, trash islands, factory fishing, bottled water, and much more.
This combination of academic learning and community service is at the heart of the fast-growing teaching strategy known as service learning. Going Blue is divided into the five stages of service learning:
Special sections include:
- a history of ocean exploration with a profile of Jacques Cousteau
- an interview with Philippe Cousteau
- stories of young people around the world addressing water issues
- book and Web resources
- an afterword for adults
Suitable for teens and young adults. 128 pages. Softcover. 2010.