AUSMAP Community Day - Bicton Baths, WA
Interested in learning more about microplastics around Perth & the impact on humans & the environment?
Come and participate in our AUSMAP Scientist for a Day program at Bicton Baths in collaboration with Keep Australia Beautiful WA!
What will you Learn?
* How microplastics affects our marine environment, wildlife and us.
* What are microplastics and where we can find them in our local community?
* How AUSMAP is helping to reduce this problem, along with your help!
* Gain hands-on experience by helping sample along the shores of Bicton Baths.
Expert: Dr Michelle Blewitt (AUSMAP Program Director), with the help of Em from Bottletop Hill
Location: Bicton Baths Reserve
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!
AUSMAP 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.
Bring your friends and your family!
This community event is for people of all ages!