Microplastics in the Northern Beaches
Microplastics are also known to have a negative impact on wildlife and the environment. As they break up into smaller pieces, they have the potential to travel up the food chain, causing even more damage. What can you expect? Join their Community Science day to find out how much microplastic is entering the lagoon and ocean at Dee Why. The AUSMAP Team will be giving you an unforgettable experience in finding out for yourself what type of debris and microplastics can be found in your local area!
Whether you live in Dee Why, one of the other Northern Beaches, or elsewhere in Sydney or surrounds, this is an event you’re not going to want to miss. The AUSMAP team will be hosting two sessions on Saturday 27 February with our Program Director Dr. Michelle Blewitt and Research Director Dr. Scott Wilson:
- Session 1 9am – 12pm
- Session 2 1 – 4pm
Sign up for a time that is convenient for you – drop by for a short time or a long – help with sorting and identification of the types of macro and micro debris found in their stormwater drains and join in discussions about effective solutions! Suitable for all ages!
About AUSMAP 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 they 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 and nature of this growing problem.
This event is proudly supported by Northern Beaches Council, Macquarie University, Surfrider Foundation and NSW EPA.