The purpose of marine debris education is to create an understanding for students of the impacts marine debris has on our ocean health. Throughout the course of study, students will develop problem solving skills in cross curricular areas including oceanography, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. They will learn about the impacts that marine debris has on vertebrate marine life. In doing so they will be able to identify different types of rubbish and determine possible sources and movement of debris in the marine environment.
The Marine debris education kit has been designed for years 6-10 and is in line with the Australian Curriculum.