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Poo Power! Global Challenge

Main Project Information
Presented By GreenNation & Anthrozoology Research Group
Goal Mapping dog waste hotspots to improve sustainability
Task Use iPhone App to map dog waste in public spaces and parks
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

The entire planet is poo-luted. Dog waste in our cities is a problem for the environment, particularly our waterways. People are also part of the environment and by not picking up after our dogs, we are potentially polluting ourselves. That’s crazy!

Around the world, different countries have varying success in encouraging dog owners to ‘scoop the poop’ and use a combination of awareness campaigns and fines.

Where are the dogs going in your local area? Are there ‘hotspots’ where dogs like to poo in the same place? Are they near environmentally sensitive areas like rivers and creeks? Maybe these hotspots could be useful as sources of biogas energy using Poo Power!?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to map dog poo ‘hotspots’ at your local parks and public spaces. Once uploaded onto the Global Poo Map (allow between 24-48 hours), as a class/group discuss the scientific, social and environmental issues and compile some recommendations into a letter to your local Government representative.

Woof!

How to Join

Participating schools and students will use their GPS-enabled iPhone to download the free Poo Power! App from the App Store. Their task is to identify and map dog poo 'hotspots' in dog parks and public spaces from their neighbourhood. Visit www.poopower.com.au for full details.

Website http://www.poopower.com.au/our-story/poo-power-global-challenge.html
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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, At school
Training Materials http://www.poopower.com.au/our-story/poo-power-global-challenge.html
Class Materials http://poopower.com.au/resources.html
Tags biogas, dog, dogs, energy, global, green, health, poop, rubbish, sanitation, sustainability, trash, waste, water
Project Updated 04/10/2017