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Here are some powerful and informative videos by those outside the A Rocha family which are sure to capture people’s attention! Informative Videos (PDF)
Including downloadable Factsheets in different languages, Powerpoint and audio presentations, blogs, and a questionnaire you can use to ask people about microplastics.
What are microplastics? All the essential information on one double-sided sheet! English (PDF) French (PDF) Portuguese (PDF) Spanish (PDF)
A simplified version of the Microplastics factsheet above without scientific jargon or references. English (PDF)
How microplastics impact seabirds in particular. Seabirds factsheet (PDF)
How does plastic impact our food?
How do microplastics impact our food systems? MPs and food security (PDF)
Slides complete with pictures, text and presentation notes designed to help you introduce others to the issues surrounding microplastic pollution. Introduction-to-microplastics v1.1 (PowerPoint)
Slides complete with pictures, text and presentation notes designed to help you introduce others to the issues surrounding plastic pollution. Plastic Presentation (Powerpoint)
This questionnaire is short, simple and designed to give you a tool to be able to ask individuals about their understanding and concern about microplastics. Microplastics questionnaire (PDF)
Several resources to help you learn about plastic pollution – videos in the media section.
Everything you need to search for little pieces of plastic, including a handbook, photo ID guide scientific introductions, and a collection of citizen science projects, and a beach cleanup guide in many languages.
A downloadable beach cleanup guide, to help those who want to organize their own beach or other clean up events. This guide is also available in French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European) and Spanish.
Have you heard of the Great Nurdle Hunt? Take part in a global survey of where these little pieces of plastic are present on our beaches, lakes and rivers.Nurdle hunt info sheet (PDF)
A complete handbook on how to take part collecting detailed data on visible microplastics (1mm-5mm) on your local sandy beach. Microplastic sampling protocol (PDF)
Found some microplastics but don’t know what they are? This photo guide can help you work out which type of microplastic it is! Microplastics photo guide (PDF)
Peer-review paper – Ederer, B. and R.D. Sluka. 2020. Plastics in the Food Chain. Perspectives on Science and Faith 72(3): 167-175. Request a copy from lead author [email protected]
Scientific talk given by Dr Robert Sluka of A Rocha International about A Rocha USA’s research on nurdles on Florida’s Space Coast.
A walk around the study sites in Florida where ARUSA is researching nurdle spatial and temporal patterns. Meant for non-scientists to understand how we can learn about microplastic pollution through citizen science.
Scientific talk given by Dr Robert Sluka of A Rocha International at the 2019 International Congress on Conservation Biology entitled “Interacting with Christians on microplastics along the Mediterranean coasts of Monaco and France.”
Take part in collecting data on plastic pollution whether it be macro or micro in your local area through participating in one or more of these existing citizen science programs. Citizen science projects (PDF)
A Bible study to do individually or with a small group to reflect on Biblical passages about the ocean and how they shed light on the problem of plastic pollution. Bible Study ‘Plastic in God’s oceans’ (PDF)
Managed to find a group of people to do a beach clean? Why not begin with a reflection about the significance of your actions to enter into a spirit of worship. Written by A Rocha co-founder Miranda Harris. Reflection for beach cleanup (PDF)
This original prayer can be used as part of a service on a beach, after the plastic pollution Bible study, or as part of your personal devotions. Written by Aline Nussbaumer, A Rocha France. Prayer for the Oceans (PDF) (also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish)
English reading by Molly Cahill
Brazilian Portuguese reading by Ben Bacheller
A talk by Rev Dr Dave Bookless of A Rocha International on the theological understanding of why Christians should be involved in reducing plastic pollution.
A collection of resources to help you reflect on your faith, the Bible, and the ocean. Includes an inductive Bible study, reflections, short writings, and resources for further study. Marine devotional (PDF)