In addition to listening, the hearing-impaired students engaged in interactive activities to learn about waste management and also had to write down their own commitments to safeguard the planet. The sessions were translated by the school’s sign language teacher to enable children with no hearing ability at all to follow the session. Taipei School for the Hearing Impaired also plans to utilize the story and turn it into a stage play contest to raise awareness of the marine litter problem after the event.
Chinese/English and Thai/English versions of the Brighter Minds for a Brighter World storybook can be downloaded from:
Covestro has for a number of years engaged in STEM education in schools around Taiwan with its Covestro MagicMaterial School science education program. In June, Covestro held the Covestro MagicMaterial School program at three schools for hearing-impaired students.
Partners of the Protect the Ocean storytelling campaign:
To roll out the campaign for the 2017 school year, Covestro Taiwan has partnered with the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA), National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST), National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC), National Museum of Nature Science (NMNS), and National Science and Technology Museum (NSTM) in Taiwan.
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