Young people – they care. They know that this is the world they will grow up in. That they’re going to spend the rest of their lives in. They actually believe that the human species has no right to destroy and despoil, regardless. They feel that very powerfully.
Sir David Attenborough
Plastic Oceans Australasia collaborates throughout Australasia to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’.
This is the first global program to provide information and educational resources, whilst conducting ongoing scientific research.
WHAT IS THE EDUCATION PROGRAM?
The Plastic Oceans Australasia Education Program equips primary and high school students with the knowledge and skills to drive public awareness about the global plastic problem. The under 18s of our world have the influence to change consumer behaviour within households, communities and amongst peer groups. The program is split into two packages:
THEORY: EDUCATION MODULES
We have designed education materials that cover the issues with plastic and the impacts it has on our oceans. These education materials have been developed into lesson plans that fit seamlessly into the Australian National Curriculum across several subjects. Each lesson links with specific National Curriculum objectives, are able to be included in teachers’ day-to-day duties and allow teachers to “kill two birds with one stone”.
PRACTICAL: NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHALLENGE
The National Schools Challenge calls on primary and high schools to eliminate single use plastics from their campus within 12 months. This program is tailored to your school and includes an Education Coordinator who is available to assist in the set-up of this challenge in person or via telephone and email.
We would like to invite you to be part of these exciting programs. Alongside regular sign up which can be completed via the form below, we currently have an opportunity to join as an Ambassador Team through the Collective Schools Program. The first group of 10 schools within local proximity to each other, to connect, commit and roll out the National Schools Challenge (eliminating single use plastic within 12 months) will be awarded the title of “The Collective Schools”.
If your school, local council or community organisation would like more information on the Education Program and/or the Collective Schools Program, please fill out your details on the contact us page and one of the Plastic Oceans Australasia team members will be in touch shortly.