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.
 
 

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20 Feb 2017Albert Park CollegeYear 915These students were 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.
09 Feb 2017Albert Park PrimaryGrade 663We took the students out in groups of 6-8 each with a BeachPatrol leader and performed a short beach litter collection and survey. Afterwards we combined all the individual groups results to one sheet to total all the items in each category. Along with the total weight of rubbish collected. Then discussed this with the students.
08 Nov 2016Glen Eira CollegeYear 925In this class we showed and discussed plastic collected off the beach and thus out of the ocean. What types there were, where it may have come from and what its consequences to marine life could be.
21 Jun 2016Albert Park SecondaryYear 910Discussed with the students about plastic in our society and its consequences on beaches and marine life. We thn took the students out on to a beach and performed a litter survey, counting and categorising the items in to 14 categories. From this more common plastic items could be identified.
18 Jun 2015Melbourne Girls GrammerYear 912This was part of an multi-school day for the girls to come together learn about different vocations and career jobs. BeachPatrol joined Fam of the Ecocentre to teach the girls about the basics of plastic production and the environmental problems of plastics.