Marmo will star in an illustrated children’s book – “Marmo Saves Our Seas” – created by PUMA to educate children and their families about the importance of preserving the wonders of the oceans. Marmo tells the story in a way that is captivating, fun and easily understandable for young children. He explains what small changes we can make in our lives – like giving up plastic bags – to better the world’s oceans and aquatic life.
Marmo will spend time with children and their families in Cape Town from 25 November to 11 December this year. Marmo will make guest appearances at the V&A Waterfront, as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium and PUMA Quad for story-time readings of his book. The readings are taking place inside the Aquarium from 25 Nov – 10 Dec, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30am and are free once you are inside the Aquarium. Readings at the PUMA Quad will take place on 25, 26 and 27 November at 14:30pm and from 2 December to 11 December at 14:30pm.
As PUMA’s boat Mar Mostro (Monster of the Sea) makes its epic journey around the world in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), Marmo will be featured in an online marine conservation education programme, relaying his experiences at www.puma.com Children and their families will be able to track Marmo’s adventure with the PUMA boat crew, learning about marine issues, habitats and sea creatures along the race route. Educational games and quizzes about ocean conservation will also be available online.
Finally, young Marmo fans will be able to purchase limited edition Marmo product made from sustainable materials, sold exclusively at the PUMA Quad during the Cape Town stop-over (see appendix for further details).
For more information on the race, team and crew visit www.puma.com/marmo or contact PUMA on 021 551 0832; and for more information please contact the Aquarium on 021 418 3823.