Mornington Secondary College

Victoria, Australia

Project Team

Mornington Secondary College Students

Teacher

Lisa Winding

Overview

Introduction here.

mornington secondary_storybook

Dolphin Trouble

Project Team: Elisabeth M. and Jordyn W

In this picture story book we learn about the tourist industry in Port Phillip Bay. This industry operates in the bay on which their community located.  It operates for local and international tourists.  The students have attached a note in their book outlining the issues and possible solutions.

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More than You Know

Project Team: Song and music written by Josh B, Ben Mc I, and Aaron B is responsible for the video.

This is a song about the Port of Melbourne Corporation that has encouraged the dredging of the bay to make the channel deeper in order to cater for bigger international cargo ships. The dredging has caused damage to the environment, washing away beaches as well as homes along the beach, including the homes of sea creatures. The students wrote the song to bring awareness to big corporations and politicians to think about the environment in their decision-making process.

Comments

  1. sanmae l.
    September 10, 2016

    The picture story book was a good way to convey the message the students wanted to deliver to those concerned about the conditions of dolphins because of the tourist industry in the bay on which their community is located. It could raise awareness on the importance of animal life and could be used as motivation for people to act upon these kinds of issues.

    • Your School Name: Cebu International School
  2. laura w.
    September 8, 2016

    You did a really good job showing the relationship between humans and dolphins and how they affect each other

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  3. niki a.
    September 8, 2016

    The dolphin trouble project is really good at projecting an issue that many people are unaware of. Plus, the story and perspective was creative and well written. The drawings are adorable and match well with the story. It really showed the importance of protecting species from habits that humans are unaware of, that can be very destructive.

    • hannah w
      September 8, 2016

      The story about the dolphin Minkie was very inspiring. There are many places similar the Port Phillip bay and I totally agree with your ideas on how to help these poor creatures. They have also probably helped inspire many to improve these kind of industries.

      • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
    • lena h.
      July 27, 2016

      The picture story “Dolphin Trouble” was very touching. I agree with those ideas about getting small amount of people at a time, to use a time limit, and to find a way how close you can be near the dolphins. I’m positive that this has changed other people’s mind by doing better things to the ocean and creatures.

      The song was thoughtful. It was a good way to tell the audience about the ocean and the creatures in the water.

      • oechra v.
        June 27, 2016

        I’m from Indonesia, and I like the sea view I see in the video. It is amazing to me to realize that as neighboring countries, we have almost the same landscape! I hope we can preserve the environment in my country…. Thanks.

        • michelle f.
          June 5, 2016

          I really enjoyed the song. This is a very creative way of portraying the environmental degradation of the bay. I really liked that this song took a specific example with the Port Melbourne Cooperation and implied that this kind of degradation is happening in many different cases.

          • ronni n.
            May 27, 2016

            I think that the music video was very well written. It was very creative!

            The little cartoon book was also a very creative way of portraying what tourism can do to a natural habitat. It was also very kid-friendly, which is a plus. Good job!

            • trisha h.
              May 27, 2016

              I enjoyed listening to the More than You Know song because it got information across in a fun and interesting way. I didn’t know how much dredging affected the channel and the creatures in it.

              I thought the book was good and you can see the hard work put into it. I also learned how jut a little tough from a human can affect a dolphins whole life.

              • tina y.
                May 27, 2016

                I liked the video. When I read the description that explained the video I thought it was great. All the animals are getting hurt because we are putting boats everywhere. That really made me aware of what we do to animals.

                • anya l.
                  May 27, 2016

                  I think More than You Know song and is a really good and creative way to spread information and awareness about the issues it’s talking about. I think this music video was a fun way to learn and it shows how dedicated the people are to resolving the issue.

                  The book was also really good. Thanks.

                  • scott s.
                    May 27, 2016

                    More than You Know is terrific because it accurately describes the reason and cause behind the destruction of our environment: corporate greed and corrupt politicians. I feel that the song accomplished its goal to teach the world about environmental degradation through a universal medium: music. Great Job!

                    • r. walton
                      May 27, 2016

                      It was a great song! It was really informative and told about how industries and corporations are hurting the environment.

                      I think the book was great. It showed some of the things that tourists do to the environment. Most of the time people don’t even know what they are doing and your book is a great way to let people know what they are doing and what can happen.

                      • jessica d.
                        May 27, 2016

                        The music video was informative and creative. I’d give it a double thumbs up! I think that it’s a good idea to inform others on the issues your community’s currently facing, with cargo ships harming wildlife. The music video was well done.

                        The illustrations and plot for “Dolphin Trouble” were touching.

                        Thanks.

                        • katherine s.
                          May 27, 2016

                          I thought the song was well written. I wish the lyrics were somewhere on the video or underneath it so it would have been easier to follow, but I found that writing a song about the degradation of the bay was very interesting. It helped explain the problems and was an amazing to help explain the environmental problem in Australia. Amazing song and well done!

                          I also found that the cartoon book was amazing in how the dolphins were being affected.

                          • dani l
                            May 27, 2016

                            The More than You Know song was very good. I like that the students sang and wrote the song. It really helps with the cause.

                            I really liked the little cartoon book. I thought it was a good idea to display the cause in a different way then just paragraphs. The information was displayed in a very good and fun way. I enjoyed reading the little book. I hope the dolphins are safe.

                            • constance e.
                              May 26, 2016

                              I loved the music video it was really cool! I listened to it like 5 times!!!

                              The dolphin doesn’t listen very well to his parents in the book either. He must like making his parents scared after all he made them call the police because he was missing they told him not to go very far but he did anyways.

                              • dina w.
                                May 26, 2016

                                This song is very good, and portrays the effect of the Port Melbourne Corporation well, but how does it affect us globally?

                                • anna c
                                  May 26, 2016

                                  We need to help as much as we can and making the bay deeper is not helping this. They are doing this in many countries and are killing more and more sea creatures. By writing this song it will get many views and make people understand the situation that Australia needs help saving not only their creatures but also their houses that are falling into the sea which is making more trash.

                                  • tomo s.
                                    May 26, 2016

                                    I liked the music video a lot. It helped explain the problem. I hope that you guys can make many more of these awesome videos because it really interests me. I think that you guys put a lot of effort into making this video just the way the video was high quality, the information was great, and most of all, the way you guys enjoyed making this video really intrigues myself in making music videos!
                                    Thank you.

                                    • anya l.
                                      May 24, 2016

                                      The book was also really good.

                                      • r. walton
                                        May 24, 2016

                                        I think the book was great. It showed some of the things that tourists do to the environment. Most of the time people don’t even know what they are doing and your book is a great way to let people know what they are doing and what can happen.

                                        • baylei
                                          May 24, 2016

                                          The story about the dolphin is very interesting and very enlightening. I think that you should share this story with the world, because people need to know that dolphins are not what they seem like in the movies and that movies are not always right. I think your illustrations in your story is very pretty.

                                          • katherine s.
                                            May 24, 2016

                                            I also found that the cartoon book was amazing in how the dolphins were being affected.

                                            • david k.
                                              May 24, 2016

                                              I really enjoyed the cartoon with minky. It simply but effectively portrayed the damage the tourism industry can do to a species natural habitat. Good job!

                                              • constance e.
                                                May 24, 2016

                                                The dolphin doesn’t listen very well to his parents in the book either. He must like making his parents scared after all he made them call the police because he was missing they told him not to go very far but he did anyways.

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