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AUSMAP: Science by the Sea Community Training Day – Wollongong

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  • Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club
    1 Kanahooka Road, Kanahooka NSW 2530, Australia

Interested in learning more about microplastics & their impact on us and the environment - come & participate in our Practical Training Course which will focus on identifying microplastics & finding effective solutions.

AUSMAP, Australia’s leading microplastic program. is a nationwide citizen science program that aims to quantify microplastic pollution with the primary goals of identifying litter hotspots and assisting in source reduction. The program educates, engages and empowers citizens of all ages to identify microplastic hotspots, finds effective remediation strategies.

About The Training

Learn about AUSMAP & participate in this full-day training session on the field sampling methodology for collecting, sorting and identifying microplastics.

The AUSMAP team will work with participants to develop a holistic understanding of the microplastic problem and how their involvement will help us to address it. The program is designed for people from a variety of sectors, including council staff, waste educators, wetland/coastal team and stormwater managers, teachers, NGOs and local communities - including retirees.  This would create a core group of science-based leaders to facilitate the program with the rest of the community.  

Following a morning theoretical session, field sampling will take place at a local beach, and will be followed by a practical accreditation in the afternoon - an essential part of the official AUSMAP program - on completion, you will become an accredited AUSMAP Ambassador in this nationally recognised program and the data you contribute will be included in the national microplastic database and be part of the AUSMAP Microplastic Map.

Location Information

Located at the eastern end of Kanahooka Road, Kanahooka, NSW. The venue has integrated toilets, including disabled access.