Nearly 16 years ago I had the chance to visit Midway Atoll and the marine life I saw was beyond anyone who lives in the Main Hawaiian Islands imagination. The fish were masive, the coral was beautiful, and the water was crystal clear. There were hundreds of thousands of albatross doing their mating dances and nurturing their chicks. There are numerous examples of the effectiveness of marine reserves throughout the world. I am asking that we as a class do our part to expand PMNM.
If you agree that Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument should be expanded and thoroughly protected please print the attached petition and get as many of your friends and family to sign it by Thursday. (Please bring the petitions to class Thursday so I can give them to my friend by Friday.) Everything needs to be mailed by Monday. Here is the link to the petition: https://drive.google.com/a/kiheicharter.org/file/d/0B9KpngJF4KZAelpZb1dXd3pydzA/view?usp=sharing
In addition, we all know how to write letters in support or opposition of something so please write a one page letter to President Obama and Governor Ige about your support or opposition for the expansion of PMNM.
This link shows you how to write a business letter: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/persuasive-letter
Here is the website to the marine reserve to help you learn more: http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/