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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
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.
28 Apr 2017 Albert Park Primary Year 5 40 This 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.
22 Apr 2017 St Kilda Primary Year 5 30 Today the students and parents went out to join the Elwood Beach clean. They picked up litter off a section of an Elwood beach and Rock groyne for an hour. Bottles and cans were sorted out, counted and recycled.
20 Apr 2017 Albert Park Primary Year 6 60 This 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 2017 St Kilda Primary Year 2 100

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 2017 Port Melbourne Primary Year 4 60 Today 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 2017 Montegue Continuing Education Centra Various 4 The students were taken on a small beach litter clean up along a Port Melbourne beach
23 Feb 2017 Albert Park College Year 9 12 These 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.