Marine plastics do not, will not and cannot “GO AWAY”
Sponsored by Sea Changers Marine Charity.
Seadream carried out an inter school marine awareness campaign in the Southwest with a focus on plastics in the ocean. Schools local to beaches in South Devon took part in a combination of linked activities including beach combining, litter picking, and, taking and analysing water, seaweed and sediment samples to look for microplastics.
Engaging experiments culminated in a wealth of increased ocean literacy (as promoted by the Marine Biological Association) and enable teaching of several aspects of the curricular and extra-curricular topics such as food webs and recycling.
I liked the seaweed and sand investigation – it made me feel a little bit sad with all the plastic we throw away – Grace
I have learnt that crabs start out as plankton – Xander
I learnt that the moon and the sun control the tide – Stanley
“I really enjoyed taking part in a real science study but I feel a bit sad about the amouth of plastic we leave on the beach” Ecoclub, Loddiswell Primary
“I liked the cuddle fish (cuttle fish)” Eco club Loddiswell Primary