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  • What are some project ideas you can do for the Marine & Coast Focus Area?

    Posted by Melissa on October 13, 2022 at 11:50 am
    • Get involved in quarterly clean-ups

    Adopt a beach, wetland, or river near the school. Involve learners, teachers, and staff members in a clean-up at least once a term. Use the litter collected to create artwork to keep the conversation going. Invite community members to the International Coastal Clean-up Day and use this opportunity to share why this is important to the local area, and globally. Think about erecting signage, cigarette butt tubes, or fishing tackle waste bins and how people can be encouraged not to litter. Most plastics in freshwater environments end up in our oceans, so if you can stop this from happening further inland, you can help marine life.

    Lanah replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Admin

    October 13, 2022 at 11:52 am
    • Ban single-use plastics at school

    Plastic drinking straws, balloons, plastic bags, chips packets, cling wrap, and many more single-use plastics are harmful to marine life. Many animals such as birds, turtles, dolphins, and whales choke on or are entrapped by plastic every year. Rather encourage the use of reusable materials such as stainless steel straws and fabric shopping bags. Now more than ever we have to focus on reducing the waste that we create rather than just trying to recycle it or throw it in a bin, hoping that our waste causes no further harm to the environment and the health of future generations. You can also take the ocean pledge, where you can promise to make a difference.

  • Lanah

    October 13, 2022 at 11:53 am
    • Remove alien invasive vegetation

    Our marine and coastal environments, particularly our estuaries, rely on freshwater recharge from rivers. If our catchment and river systems become clogged with alien invasive plants, that freshwater recharge is diminished. This is why it is important to control and, if possible, eradicate invasive plants upstream. Involve the learners in the process by asking them to identify alien invasive vegetation and then help teachers, staff members, and groundskeepers to remove them.

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