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Clean Up for World Oceans Day

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Event:
Help clean up and get rid of some rubbish from our ocean
As has been in the news so often of late, our oceans have hundreds of kilometres that are full of rubbish. This is virtually all over the world with some countries and areas being far worse than others.

The oceans are being overfished and supposedly global warming and overfishing both threaten to leave our vast and important oceans barren.



Did you know that our oceans supply half the oxygen we breathe, and provide food and jobs for more than a billion people? They are also home to a wondrous mixture of wild species ranging from small plankton to the biggest creature that's ever existed the blue whale! Many of these fish are dying due to the bad state of our oceans - they eat a lot of the plastic and rubbish that unthinking people throw into the sea.



The ocean is a "continuous body of salt water that covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface". Geographers divide the ocean into five major areas, these being the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and the Southern.

Now you will be able to make a difference in this year's World Oceans Day! These events will be held on Saturday 8th June 2019, and here you can join Parks Victoria Rangers to clean up the beaches. This will be a beach litter collection and educational activity for children and their families.

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These events will be on at the following Victoria areas:
Jawbone Marine Sanctuary
Patterson River
Port Campbell National Park
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
Great Otway National Park
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Mornington Peninsula National Park

You will examine what litter ends up on our beaches and in our oceans. You will learn about the impact that all this marine debris has on marine life, and therefore you will be contributing data to a global citizen science project.

This event is suitable for children aged 6 to12 years of age and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.

Please note: You must wear suitable and sturdy footwear (no thongs or bare feet!). You need to bring along drinking water, a hat, sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing. Please bring some gardening gloves or tongs in order to pick the rubbish up. The rubbish bags will be provided. Activities may be rescheduled, changed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions or for emergency response.

These are all free events however you need to register and you can do this at their website. You can sign up for the Junior Ranger mailing list and you will then be the first to find out about new activities! Here is the link for this.

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Why? To help clean up the oceans
When: 8th June 2019
Where: Around Melbourne and Victoria
Cost: FREE
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