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Fri, 06 July


Manly Art Gallery & Museum


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Time & Location

06 July 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, 1 West Esplanade & Commonwealth Parade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

About The Event

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The Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP) is the first nation-wide citizen science program designed to document and analyse microplastic pollution around Australia. Developed by Total Environment Centre, in conjunction with Macquarie University, Take 3 for the Sea and other core partners, the project will officially launch on Friday July 6th at Manly.


  • 10:00am Guests arrive (including local MPs, council, MLCs)
  • 10:30am Offical start
  • 10:30am Local community group – STRAWllers – exit water holding straws collecting at Manly Cove
  • 10:45am Welcome speeches : Jeff Angel (Director, Total Environment Centre), Dr Michelle Blewitt (Program Manager, AUSMAP) , Dr Scott Wilson (Research Scientist, AUSMAP)
  • 11:00am Microplastic collection and demonstration on Manly Cove beach
  • 11:15am Microplastic identification and morning tea, Manly Art Gallery
  • 11:30am Media opportunities

For more information, Dr Michelle Blewitt – or 0417 672 979

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