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BeachPatrol schools program

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Our schools program

Supporting environmental education in schools

BeachPatrol regularly visits primary and secondary schools. We host educational sessions focussing on plastic litter and its impact on the environment and marine life

We can also take students out on a beach or street litter survey experience. During these exercises the students work in small groups along the beach or street to record the litter count and type using BeachPatrol survey sheets.

At the end of the survey the sheets are collated and the students spend time categorising and documenting the litter picked up in that session. This provides a great opportunity for raising awareness and helps inform how to cut back on common problem waste items. 


Recent School Activities

Activity Date School Name School Grade No Students Event Desc Image
23 Aug 2018 Albert Park Secondary Year 9 40 Two Yr 9 Classes came out as part of their environmental program. Half were taken on a beach clean and the other half were taken on a street clean. Items collected were sorted in to 15 different categories so the students could see which were the more common littered items.
09 Aug 2018 Albert Park Secondary Year 9 35 Another dual class litter collection. One class was taken down to a Port Melbourne beach and the other went around streets around Bay St. They collected and audited the litter types as the went. The students were given an appreciation of the amount and type of litter around.
05 Aug 2018 Duke of Edinburgh Student Year 9 1

We offer students a community volunteering opportunity for their Duke of Edinburgh leadership requirements. They do 12 weeks of 1 hour per week on a beach survey and litter collection. This is Rads cleaning plastic out of a rock groyne in Port Melbourne

26 Jul 2018 Albert Park Secondary Year 9 50

This class was split in half. Half going to do a street clean and the other half going to do a street clean about Bay St. They cleaned for 30 mins. The street cleaning students found more litter. Including 32 bottles and cans

14 Jun 2018 https://beachpatrol.com.au/Schools Year 6 65

A mid winter beach clean for the students so not much expected on the beach. Still over 40 mins they removed 2021 pieces of plastic and glass.

05 Jun 2018 Port Melbourne Primary Grade 3 150

Three classes were spoken to today on World Environment Day about plastic in the school yard ending up in the Bay.

22 May 2018 Albert Park Primary Year 5 70 9 BeachPatrol members split up with 70 students to conduct a plastics survey along the Albert Park foreshore. Items were counted and tallied to see which group found the most plastic.
08 Mar 2018 Port Melbourne Primary Grade 4 200 Today we presented to three Year 4 classes for 30 mins each. Discussing plastic on the ocean, and its affect on various wild life such as Blue Whales, turtles and birds.
08 Nov 2017 Albert Park Secondary Year 9 2 As part of their community involvement projects these students had elected to survey rubbish on a beach.
20 Oct 2017 Mentone Grammer Year 6 80 Today we spoke for about 30 minutes on volunteering and on ocean plastic to the students. Two classes of about 40 in each class.