Tangaroa Blue Foundation
|Presented By||Tangaroa Blue Foundation|
|Goal||Reduce the occurrence of marine debris in our oceans|
|Task||Monitoring marine debris along a river/beach|
Tangaroa Blue Foundation coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), a network of volunteers, communities, schools, indigenous rangers, industry bodies and government organisations. The objectives of the AMDI are to remove marine debris from the environment, collect scientific data on what is removed, track to the source wherever possible, and engage stakeholders to find practical ways to stop those items from entering the environment in the first place.
|How to Join||
The AMDI program is open to both individuals and groups. You just need to identify a section of coastline or river that you can do a clean-up on a monthly basis. The length of your site needs to be at least 100m in length, with 1km being optimal. When you do the clean-up we ask that you fill in an AMDI Data Sheet and submit it to the Australian Marine Debris Database for use in mitigation strategies and research.
Clean-up materials required include gloves, clean-up bags and a sharps container. You will also need access to a printer to print out the AMDI data sheet and access to the internet to submit the data to the database http://www.tangaroablue.org/database.html
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a walk, run, On a hike, At school|
|Tags||beach clean-up, marine debris, river clean-up, Tangaroa Blue|
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