BeachPatrol Helping Schools Education

Beachpatrol can come to schools both primary and secondary, to put on presentations about plastic litter, what it is doing to our environment and marine life

We can also take students out on a beach or street litter survey. 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 work out total litter picked up in that session and what the litter types are.

Recent School Activities

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20 Apr 2017Albert Park PrimaryYear 640This class joined 10 BeachPatrol members on the S. Melbourne beach. There they were to collect beach plastic litter for their 'Creatures of the Bay ' art class. We broke in to groups of 4-5 and cleaned different sections of the beach for 30 mins. Each group had one student note down on a survey sheet what the other students were finding. At the end we added up all the tallies to see which group had collected the most.
20 Mar 2017St Kilda PrimaryYear 2100 3 classes came together. We presented to the class on plastic pollution we found on the beach. What were the common items? Discussed how it affected wildlife with the students.
08 Mar 2017Port Melbourne PrimaryYear 460Today we visited three classrooms of about 20 children each. We spoke about plastic in the Bay and around their school. We pointed out the common plastic items we find on the beach which were also around their school. The students love to hear stories about wildlife. They are very curious and ask lots of questions.
06 Mar 2017Montegue Continuing Education CentraVarious4The students were taken on a small beach litter clean up along a Port Melbourne beach
23 Feb 2017Albert Park CollegeYear 912These students were also doing an art class based on making "Creatures of the Bay' art from plastic litter collected off the local beaches. We started the lesson off with discussing our findings on the beach this past summer. Then went out to a beach for a collection and survey. Their art work is to be displayed at a local art display representing several schools from the area, from St Kilda to Port Melbourne.