Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO OUR PRESENTATION YOUR RUBBISH KILLS!. Our school project STEP 1 Heatley Secondary College is in the catchment of Louisa Creek. We work on Louisa."— Presentation transcript:
Our school project STEP 1 Heatley Secondary College is in the catchment of Louisa Creek. We work on Louisa Creek weekly.
STEP 2 We need to make students aware of creek pollution in our school catchment area. STEP 3 We have school - based projects to reduce rubbish in our school
Jobs Our school works with Conservation Volunteers by: getting data counting fish counting water-bugs measuring oxygen, acid and alkali levels rubbish control and planting
Who supports this project? Townsville City Council Conservation Volunteers Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Heatley Secondary College - Science, Geography, SEU, Administration, Student Council, Grounds staff, Marine Studies
STEP 3, School Projects for 2003/2004 Aluminum can recycling Bush tucker garden Tree planting Posters around school Worm farm Composting Improve paper recycling Plant nursery
Rubbish from Heatley???? Townsville Sun 2003 From hands on Habitat Kit
Rubbish from Heatley Secondary College gets washed into the drains. The drains run into the creek Rubbish also blows into the creek
But sometimes its too late! The rubbish goes from the creek to the sea Internet picture
Plastic bags look like jelly fish. They are eaten by marine animals. Internet pictures Plastic Bag Jelly Fish
Plastic kills marine animals Internet picture Plastic kills marine animals This is a turtle eating plastic Internet picture
How long does rubbish take to break down? Fishing line - 600 years Polystyrene cups - 500 years Plastic six-pack packaging rings - 450 years Aluminum cans - 80 years Tin cans - 50 years Orange peels - 6 months
Plastic and pollution hurt and kill marine animals Internet pictures
Journey of a piece of plastic Week 1: Student throws plastic on the ground at school
Week 2: Rain washes the plastic into the drain. It floats down the creek and out to sea.
Week 3: A turtle eats the plastic. He dies slowly
Week 10: The turtle decomposes. The plastic floats away.
Internet picture Week 11: A sea bird eats the plastic. It chokes to death.
Internet picture Week 16: A seal pup eats the plastic and dies.
Internet picture Rubbish thrown on the ground is one of the biggest killers of marine life, so please dont throw your rubbish on the ground! Put it in the bin.
Plastic – Whale Killer An atuopsy found that the whales stomach was tightly packed with plastic – almost six square metres of it! The whale had swallowed supermarket bags, food packaging, three large sheets of plastic two metres long and fragments of garbage bags.
Dont be a murderer! Internet picture Next time a teacher asks you to pick up rubbish - HELP! Internet picture
Please help protect our environment. Seabirds are not only killed by oil spills. This fairy penguin (below right) was trapped by one of the plastic rings used to carry packs of beer.
THE END Internet pictures Thank you for listening to our presentation.