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You can learn more about the impact of plastics in our oceans at a special event at Taronga Zoo on Thursday, 20 August, being held as part of Science Week.

‘Oceans of Plastic’ is an event for anyone interested in the issue of plastic in our environment.

Come to hear from our wildlife health experts about the impact of plastics in our oceans, scientists working to pull micro-plastics from our environment and what we all can do to take action.

Anyone with an interest in our oceans is encouraged to attend. The event will be a great opportunity for both networking and learning about a key environmental issue.

Earlier in the week, Taronga is also hosting a special event for high school students and their teachers on Tuesday, 18 August.

‘Citizen Science’ will provide students with an understanding of the science in our everyday lives and offer some practical experience in citizen science.

Taronga’s goal is to have young people engaged and knowledgeable about their local natural environment.

A range of biology experts will give talks and run activities throughout the day, using mobile devices to collect data from around the zoo.

This promises to be a great workshop for young people who have an interest in living things.

For further details and to RSVP for either of these events, please contact Cate Fredrickson on (02) 9978 4554 or

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