Port Phillip Bin Not Bay Education Programs – EOI

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Port Phillip ‘Bin Not Bay’ Education Programs – Expression of Interest

The Marine Mammal Foundation is to pleased announce Bin Not Bay: Education and Community Outreach Programs. As part of this exciting project, we are offering a range of our innovative classroom-based incursions and presentations to primary and secondary schools throughout the Port Phillip Catchment, FREE OF CHARGE.

This fantastic opportunity is currently limited to 15 schools across the catchment. Participating schools will be able to select one of our classroom-based programs for your class from the list below, or one assembly-style presentation suitable for a year level or whole school community.

Primary School Programs (suitable for Prep – 6)

Bin Not Bay – Showcasing Port Phillip Bay’s endangered Burrunan dolphins, this program explores litter threats from our local marine environment to oceans worldwide. Bin Not Bay empowers action by highlighting our amazing marine biodiversity, the impact of our litter, and what we can do to protect the Bay’s beautiful animals.

Food Chains and Food Webs – 80-90% of Port Phillip Bay and Victoria’s marine life is found nowhere else in the world.  Explore the theory of food chains, who eats who in our watery backyard and what kind of impacts we are having on these interactions in our marine environments.

Marine Mammals… what’s in your watery backyard? – Victoria’s coastline is home to a diverse number of marine mammals. Discover what animals are found in our local marine environments, the important role they play in our oceans and what we can do to protect them.

Secondary School Programs (suitable for Year 7 – VCE)

Marine Litter Project – Examining the dispersal and persistence of plastics within marine environments and their impacts at different scales, this program builds understanding of the litter threat and provides tangible outcomes for plastic pollution mitigation, empowering positive action within local school and community environments.

Food Chains and Food Webs – Across the world we rely heavily on our oceans and marine environments as a food source, but what impacts is this having on marine food webs? From global to local examples, this program discusses marine food web interactions and outlines the positive difference we can make to protect marine environments.

Sustainability in a Changing World – Inspiring the next generation of leaders and change-makers, this program raises awareness of sustainability at all levels – local ecosystems, global environments and into the future.

Assembly Presentation

Our keynote assembly presentations are 15-20 minutes in duration, and can be delivered to any number of students, from a year level to a whole school cohort. Featuring the story of the Burrunan dolphin discovery, our assembly presentation is the perfect way to inspire your students to sustainable action, and relates well to environmental lines of enquiry, along with national environmental days and events.

Want to be involved?

To participate in this exciting offer, fill out our Expression of Interest form on this page. Successful schools will be contacted by our Education team to arrange the incursion.

For a full project description, including our aims and FAQs, download our Port Phillip ‘Bin Not Bay’ School Incursions Overview.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jacinta via email at education@marinemammal.org.au.

This project was funded with the support of the Victorian Government.

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