Marine PlasticsSeadream Education
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.