Interested in learning more about microplastics in South Australia & the impact on humans & the environment?
Come and participate in our AUSMAP Scientist for a Day program at the Marine Discovery Centre as part of National Science Week.
This event is ideal for upper primary & secondary school students. AUSMAP is supported by a series of teaching resources, enabling educators to model guided inquiry & engage students in meaningful fieldwork. The teaching resources address syllabus outcomes in a range of key learning areas, including Science and Geography for Years 7-12.
What will you learn?
Each session will include:
About the Program
It’s hard to solve a problem you can’t see - until recently microplastic pollution presented scientists with a crisis that was invisible to the naked eye. Now we have AUSMAP. By translating data into vivid maps of plastic pollution hotspots all over Australia, the Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP) makes it easy for everyone to see the scale & nature of this growing problem.
We need to know how much is out there before we figure out what to do with it and find ways to mitigate this issue.
The Marine Discovery Centre has wheelchair access, however, the field activities does not. The Centre has parking available for buses. Please contact the Centre directly for further enquiries on accessibility.