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 Oct 2017Mentone GrammerYear 680Today we spoke for about 30 minutes on volunteering and on ocean plastic to the students. Two classes of about 40 in each class.
08 Sep 2017Melbourne City MissionVocational training10These students has asked their instructor about how to deal with cigarette butts around their grounds and outside the local businesses adjacent to their grounds. The instructor invited BeachPatrol in to talk about our butt surveys and what we had seen.
31 May 2017Albert Park SecondaryYear 97These students were doing part of a community program and elected to clean up a beach in Port Melbourne.
08 May 2017Broadmeadows PrimaryYear 260With these little children, they were broken up into 4 groups then rotated through 4 different activities. BeachPatrol took them for one of the activities. We used a bucket of plastic beach litter that had been collected the day before, and went through its contents asking the kids what they thought about that type of rubbish item. We discussed things like if they thought many of that item were being littered, if so why? Were the items dangerous to marine life? How to stop using so much plastic in their lunch bags and at home. The spent a few minutes on the beach chasing waves and picking up some bits of plastic.
28 Apr 2017Albert Park PrimaryYear 540This class joined also 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.