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BeachPatrol schools program

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Our schools program

Supporting environmental education in schools

BeachPatrol regularly visits primary and secondary schools. We host educational sessions focussing on plastic litter and its impact on the environment and marine life

We can also take students out on a beach or street litter survey experience. 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 spend time categorising and documenting the litter picked up in that session. This provides a great opportunity for raising awareness and helps inform how to cut back on common problem waste items. 


Recent School Activities

Activity Date School Name School Grade No Students Event Desc Image
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.

21 Jun 2016 Albert Park Secondary Year 9 10 Discussed 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 2015 Melbourne Girls Grammer Year 9 12 This 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.