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Educators explore microplastic monitoring

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Educators from the across the region joined in on a microplastics monitoring professional development session at Port MacDonnell recently. The session was organised by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board as part of the Landscape Education program.

The program aims to increase student and educator participation and knowledge in landscape management within the Limestone Coast region.

The session provided educators with an understanding of the microplastic pollution crisis that was once invisible to the naked eye. Now with AUSMAP translating data into detailed maps of plastic pollution hotspots all over Australia it is easy for everyone to see the scale and nature of this growing problem.

Natasha Dawson, Landscape Education Officer “encourages the Limestone Coast region to become involved with learning more about AUSMAP as it is a collaborative citizen science project so everyone can become involved!”

12 schools were represented at the session with educators developing a deeper understanding into the enormous effect microplastic pollution is having on our environment. Monitoring kits from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board are now available for educators who participated, enabling monitoring sessions with their students to learn about the importance of microplastic pollution in our waterways.

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