Context: In Marine Science, we have been working hard on our Independent Research Projects, but we have also been writing essays for a contest called "From The Bow Seat" and it is an ocean awareness essay contest. The contest is about human environmental impacts on the ocean and, specifically, the Gulf of Maine.
Example & Relevance: The contest has two default questions but I chose to make my own. We have been using what we have learned in Marine Science to research and answer the essay questions. My essay is about the shorebird Piping Plover and how it has been endangered due to humans harming their natural ecosystem, beaches. However, many people have pitched in to help them out and their numbers have been going up recently. A good video about their conservation can be seen here:
Spark: Through doing this essay I have learned more about beach ecosystems and what kinds of animals live there. Writing an essay has helped me work on my persuasive writing skills as well. Also I realized how beaches are very important to the health of the ocean and they are in much need of conservation. I hope that through this essay I can inform other people about shorebirds and how to take care of local beaches.