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Why Harry & Meghan care about plastic litter - and you should too

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently touring Australia for the first time together, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prioritising meeting as many members of the community as possible. As part of their visit, they have participated in a plastic litter beach clean-up at South Melbourne beach.

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Marine Biologist for a Day

Get your hands dirty and learn how to become a Marine Citizen Scientist!

Neil Blake (OAM) is the founder of the EcoCentre and Port Phillip Baykeeper with the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeepers are community defenders who protect the world’s waterways and give them a voice. Neil has been monitoring biodiversity and threats in Melbourne’s waterways for years; his findings have been used to inform government, community and stakeholders about the state of our rivers and Bay.

 

Captain Trash

Captain Trash isn't a real pirate ... he's an unreal pirate! Captain Trash is the alter ego of Port Phillip Baykeeper, Neil Blake (OAM). He educates kids of all ages on the 5 ARRRGHS: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Remove. His message is to leave only footprints on the sand ... not litter.

He's especially popular with Early Learning and Primary kids, and can be booked for litter audits, shoreline shell surveys, and festivals.

Using pirate humour, strumming the ukulele, and rapping funny lyrics, Captain Trash gets kids' attention.

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The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.

We proudly work in partnership with Arweet Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.

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