Download this coloring page about plastics for younger achievers.
Use it as an optional requirement for young children to do before the meeting begins.
Trash in our oceans and lakes is harmful to all types of living things. Plastic causes the most damage because it will stay around forever. Plastic never really breaks down. It just becomes smaller pieces of plastic.
Plastic bags, water bottles, straw, beverage containers and many more things that we use everyday can end up on the beach. From there, this trash will easily get into the water.
Requirement 2: See It!
Visit a local beach. Take a look around. You might consider taking a walk along the shore and enjoying the scenery or have a picnic lunch. If you can’t visit the beach, look a photos online.
Things to Look For:
- Is there any litter?
- What kind of litter do you see?
- What would you need to clean it up?
Think about the beach you visited. Does it need to be cleaned up?
Participate in a shore clean up project. Here are some ideas:
- Clean up around the beach that you visited.
- Choose a different beach to clean up.
- Participate in an organized beach clean up. Helpful Link: Coastal Cleanup
Download the optional review sheet for younger achievers.
- Do you consider your clean up a success?
- Would you do it again?
- What would you do different next time?
Why do you think there was litter on the beach?
- Were there enough trash cans?
- Were they emptied often?
- Were there recycling bins?
- Did you see anything else that could be improved at the beach?
Congratulations you have earned the Shore Clean Up patch! The patch can be purchased from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Does this give you some ideas for earning the Shore Improvement patch?
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