2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Shoreline Cleanups: Impacts of Litter on Ecosystems and the Opportunity for Citizen Science and Creative Learninggreat opportunity!

In this interactive indoor and outdoor workshop, learn about the impact litter has on ecosystems, and how shoreline cleanups present an opportunity for citizen science and creative learning. Presented by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, participants will explore:

1) The negative impacts of litter on local and coastal ecosystems;

2) How to register a class for a cleanup and access free online support;

3) Hands-on practice - we’ll head outdoors for a cleanup and show how data cards collect valuable information on litter and;

4) How cleanups can be applied for multi-disciplinary learning (including an introduction to our free curriculum guide).

We encourage brainstorming and discussion.

Target Audience


What to bring

Please dress for the weather as we will be heading outdoors for a cleanup.


Tanya Otero

Tanya Otero is the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. In her role she helps support thousands of amazing volunteers across Canada in leading shoreline cleanups, and also participates in many shoreline cleanups herself in the Lower Mainland as well as two remote beach cleanups on the West Coast Trail. After looking at the Dirty Dozen list of top trash items found on shorelines, Tanya was inspired to live a year without single use plastic in 2015 and continues her plastic free journey today.

Stephanie Chong

Stephanie Chong has worked as an educator and programmer throughout Canada and the United States for the last ten years. In her current role as a Coordinator of Curriculum Programs, she empowers students, volunteers, and teachers to make effective conservation-based changes in their own lives. She is passionate about increasing science literacy for students, families, and communities, particularly through conservation, stewardship, and citizen-scientist opportunities.

08:30 am - 11:30 am

Seats Available

08:30 am - 11:30 am

Seats Available

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