On Wednesday the Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited the exhibition “Hope for the Sea” at the Norwegian Maritime Museum on Bygdøy in Oslo. The exhibition focuses on ocean pollution and the threat this poses to the environment.
The theme of the exhibition – which is the museum’s main exhibition in 2016 – is how large amounts of plastic end up in the oceans and the threat this poses to marine life and ultimately also to our own basis of existence.
On Wednesday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit took the opportunity both to take a closer look at the exhibition and to make “dream catchers” with several of the children in attendance, who are members of the group Miljøagentene ( the Environmental Agents) and along with the Crown Prince Couple got a “sneak preview” of the exhibition on Wednesday.
Visitors to the exhibition, which will not be officially open to the public before Beach Clearance Day on Saturday May 7, will be encouraged to take an assignment and write their own suggestions for how policy makers, industry and the public can make a contribution to reducing the problem of litter in the sea and give them to the museu,. By end of the exhibition the written suggestions will be handed over to the parliament.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today