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Partners

Waitara High School and the Okato Homeschool Group, Taranaki Regional Council, MetOcean Solutions Limited, EnvISionz, Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society and the Department of Conservation.

Project details

Project duration

May 2018 - May 2019

Organised by

Highlands Intermediate School

Main Contact

Pat Swanson
pat.swanson@highlands.school.nz

Funding awarded

$16,779.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

The aim of Project Litter is to gather information on the types of litter, and the origin of litter on the Taranaki coastline, and in particular, in the Tapuae Marine Reserve.

Project Litter is a project that had its origins in observations of beach litter by students from the Highlands Intermediate Marine Studies Group in 2016. In 2017 the group came up with the concept of a litter bin to be placed on one of the beaches at Tapuae, solely for the disposal of marine litter found on the shoreline. This also led to questions around the types of litter, and their possible origins - How did it get there?

They aim to answer these questions, working together with Waitara High School and the Okato Homeschool Group, and harnessing knowledge and expertise from Taranaki Regional Council, MetOcean Solutions Limited, EnvISionz, Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society and the Department of Conservation. 

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Project details

Project duration

May 2018 - May 2019

Organised by

Highlands Intermediate School

Main Contact

Pat Swanson
pat.swanson@highlands.school.nz

Funding awarded

$16,779.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform