Octopus-like puppets cut from foam rubber are the central characters in this delightful underwater fantasy with its message about ecology and conservation. Two Grotoceans sent on a special mission find all kinds of surprises awaiting them as they roam the sea in search of treasure.
This animated film provides a fun way for students to explore the adage “one person's trash is another's treasure” (e.g., games, musical instruments, works of art). Teachers can introduce environmentally friendly concepts like the “3 Rs” (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle,” and then suggest an art project, e.g., creating an imaginary world made from recovered items. The film's excellent music score also provides a way to learn to recognize various instruments.