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AUSMAP Microplastics Training

Illawarra Environmental Education Centre is hosting an AUSMAP Microplastics Training Day.

Teachers will receive 7 hours of NESA Registered Learning 

About the Program

AUSMAP is the Australian Microplastic Assessment Project. By translating data into detailed maps of plastic pollution hotspots all over Australia, AUSMAP makes it easy for everyone to see the scale and nature of this growing problem. We need to know how much is already out there, before we figure out what to do with it. And we need large numbers of Australians to engage with behaviour change so we can stop any more plastic disintegrating into our waterways. That’s why AUSMAP is a collaborative citizen science project. Together we can all do something to clean up our rivers and oceans.

About the Training

Learn about AUSMAP and participate in a full-day training session at Illawarra EEC. Participants will be trained in the sampling methodology for collecting, sorting and identifying microplastics. Field sampling will take place on a beach close to the event A practical accreditation will take place in the afternoon session, an essential part of the official AUSMAP program.


Instructor: Ms Toni Wilson (AUSMAP Trainer)

Host: Illawarra Environmental Education Centre

Killalea State Park, Killalea Drive, Shell Cove, NSW.


Date: Wednesday 14th August, 2019.

Time: 8.45am - 4.30pm

Cost for teachers: $70 

How to register:

Teachers must register on both MyPL and Eventbrite

  1. Register on Eventbrite:

  2. Register on MyPL  ( Teachers only - 7 hrs of NESA Registered PD)

Course Identifier -  RG04006

What to bring:

We will be sampling on the beach, so please bring sun protection and wet weather gear, including being able to get your feet wet. 

No single use plastics ~ BYO reusable drink bottle and cup.

A light morning tea will be provided. BYO sustainable lunch or purchased close by on the day.

Limited places, please book asap!


Download AUSMAP Flyer