Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Discover - Investigate - Learn

Telephone02 4944 8233

Emailawabakal-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Investigating science (Stage 6)

Direct observations of the effects of plastics upon the marine environment has led to inferences about their harmful effects. The AUSMAP (Australian Microplastics Assessment Project) has been instigated from these observations. This Citizen Science program aims to observe, measure, record and analyse data to inform and create solutions to microplastic pollution. Students participate in this project to investigate microplastics following the AUSMAP methodology. The accompanying resources include opportunities to plan the investigation, analyse and draw conclusions from the data collected and address the inquiry questions in Module 1. This program may be used as part of a depth study.

This excursion takes place on Redhead Beach adjacent to Webb Park.

For further information on curriculum links, program and excursion information open the program overview or contact us.