Have Fun Saving Sharks with Your Children

As a father I am very excited about exploring the world through my young son’s eyes. At just one-years-old my boy Zander is a curious little guy with non-stop energy and I think he will be very passionate about protecting the ocean once he learns more about it from his Daddy. Really, I am expecting there is nothing better than educating a child about the importance of nature. The best part is I have an idea on how we can all have fun educating our kids with a dose of baking 🙂

A while back Oceana launched an Adopt a Creature fundraiser where anyone can adopt one of the assorted creatures they have listed for a modest donation. There are a small variety of creatures available but in this case, of course, I will choose to adopt a shark.

A picture of the Oceana.org adopt a shark gift packageThe Shark Adoption comes in two formats, the basic donation at $35 and the Shark Gift Pack for $75. In each case you will get a cool shark-shaped cookie-cutter that you and your little ones can use to make some cookies. Better yet, both gifts include a certificate of your adoption of a shark; which I would have loved as a kid!

You might be wondering… “So we can make cookies, okay, cool but what’s the big deal?”

Fair question! Well, I think half the problem that sharks are not being protected more fiercely is the lack of awareness of their plight. On that note, why don’t you have your child take a batch of cookies to school?! There are bound to be questions about a shark cookie and it will be a great opportunity for your little boy or girl to spread the passion and perhaps even get their teacher interested in the issue. Maybe the teacher will be interested enough to show some of the great videos online depicting the plight of sharks; that is, if Internet is accessible in the average classroom yet.

oceana-shark-cookiecutter

Anyway, it seems like a fun plan to me:

Time with Mom & Dad + Cookie Testing + Cookies at School = Happy Times!

If you go ahead and give this a shot please let me know. I would love to hear about it!

The big Oceana.org adopt a creature gift pack - a great deal for a great cause at only $100NOTE: There is also a $100 offer where you will get a pile of cookie cutters of endangered creatures which could make for a fun few months of educating the class; bring a new animal cookie and its story every week or month. Either that, or just toss in that extra $25 to help the cause if you are feeling generous and you will get the bonus of a few more cookie cutters 🙂