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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
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.
20 Feb 2017 Albert Park College Year 9 15

These 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 2017 Albert Park Primary Grade 6 63

We 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 2016 Glen Eira College Year 9 24

In 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.