In the run-up to World Ocean Day (8th June), learn about the journey of plastics with your class by to navigating a series of online films and activities via this interactive map ! Report your findings and join the Environment Agency and WWF experts on 8th June for a live Q&A.
By clicking on different points of the map, students can learn how plastic pollution travels through our toilets and drains to rivers and oceans having started life as a balloon, plastic-food wrap, litter, clothing and agricultural materials.
They will also hear about climate change, household waste, rock pool evidence, and the difference between micro, macro and nanoplastics, and have the chance to take part in a competitive litter pick and art competition, and other fun activities.
Use this set of resources to learn about the journey of plastic pollution from different sources as it travels through our rivers and into our ocean. Click on different points of the interactive map to take you through to a short introductory video and an activity on each topic. Topics include balloons, toilets, lunchboxes and bins.
This pack is designed for secondary school children, but good news, there is also one available for younger children here !