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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

Activity Date School Name School Grade No Students Event Desc Image
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.
08 Sep 2017 Melbourne City Mission Vocational training 10

These 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 2017 Albert Park Secondary Year 9 7 These students were doing part of a community program and elected to clean up a beach in Port Melbourne.
08 May 2017 Broadmeadows Primary Year 2 60 With 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.