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Litter in our seas can cause harm to all forms of animals, from tiny plankton to giant whales. These resources will help students explore the impacts of litter on marine life.
Be sure to read our getting started guide first. The guide tells you how our lessons have been designed to be used, and gives you a breakdown of the features included in each one.
1. How Clean Are Our Seas?
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This lesson gives an overview of the litter in our seas, looking at why it’s an important topic and focusing particularly on how animals are affected by litter.
We use our beach clean data and latest scientific research to understand the top litter items polluting our beaches and ocean. We then run campaigns to raise awareness of the problem.
Our campaigns aim to reduce litter by promoting positive behaviour change from the general public, businesses and the government. We currently have two lessons focused on our campaign work:
This lesson focuses on the many problems wet wipes cause when flushed down the toilet.
Students will conduct an experiment focusing on materials and their properties, going on to create a campaign for change in their school or community.
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Learn how microfibres released from clothes when they're washed affects marine animals.
Students will conduct an investigation into this little known form of microplastic pollution to observe its impacts. The session is full of creative ideas to engage your students with the topic of fast fashion, including learning how to mend clothes and running a second-hand fashion show.