Lindsey Cole considers herself a real mermaid, and she has been for a few years now. It all started when the Briton cut her hand on a piece of plastic while free diving in Indonesia in 2018.
Cole then swam along the Thames like a mermaid to highlight how much plastic is a problem for marine life.
Along the way, she rescued a drowning cow. That event gave life to her book ‘The Mermaid and the Cow’ – which she reads to children at the Little Mermaid statue on Sunday.
Meet the kids
Cole will be in Copenhagen all weekend. From Friday, the ‘fairytale mermaid’ visits children at International School Hellerup, where she is presented by the student with a headgear made of recycled materials – which she must wear on Sunday when she visits the statue.
“We need to make a conscious effort to take care of our planet more now than ever,” Cole said excitedly.
“Being a mermaid is a wonderful tool for talking to children about important environmental issues. I love watching their little faces try to figure out if I’m real or not. It’s magic and we can all do it with a little bit. magic in our world right now, not true. ”
Meet the mermaid
Sunday afternoon – at 14.00 – she will swim near the Little Mermaid statue. On site, she will talk about her environmental mermaid adventures, read from her book and teach you science and how to monitor your favorite local watershed.
This performance is part of her itinerary in the build-up to Earth Day on April 22nd. This annual event honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect the Earth’s natural resources for future generations.
The event on Sunday is free and everyone is welcome.
Source: The Nordic Page
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