Marine debris workshop

Duration: 1 day

 

Our 1-day Tackling Marine Debris workshop allows you to learn more about the global threat of marine debris while also making a practical contribution towards tackling the issue locally. The course consists of a presentation, beach clean and two underwater clean-ups. Please get in touch below for up-to-date rates.

Course breakdown

Tackling marine debris presentation

The course starts with a 1hr ‘Tackling marine debris’ presentation followed by a 30min discussion session. The presentation outlines exactly what marine debris is, the scale of the problem globally, some of the adverse impacts that it causes and finishes by highlighting some action that is taking place both locally and globally to tackle the issue.

Beach clean

Participants will help to facilitate a beach clean effort on Mabul Island. We will try to encourage as many tourists as possible to join us and we will collect data using the Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell app. Upon completion of the clean-up, participants will organise a group photo and draft a social media post designed to raise awareness of plastic pollution and the actions that people can take to tackle it.

Beach clean

Participants will help to facilitate a beach clean effort on Mabul Island. We will try to encourage as many tourists as possible to join us and we will collect data using the Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell app. Upon completion of the clean-up, participants will organise a group photo and draft a social media post designed to raise awareness of plastic pollution and the actions that people can take to tackle it.

Dive Against Debris

You will then participate in two one-hour underwater clean-ups during which you will learn what to remove and what to leave behind – sometimes these decisions can be difficult, but you mustn’t remove something if it is going to cause more damage than good. During the dives we will collect data that participants will be responsible for uploading the results to Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris online database.

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