The #SeatoSource Schools Program

No matter where you live, students can take part in Sea to Source. Young people can speak out and act on behalf of freshwater and ocean animals that so desperately need our help. Litter that endangers animals in our freshwater and oceans can start it's journey from anywhere, but from school and our community we can stop it at the source.

Because stewardship for the environment is crucial for our nations future, Sea to Source encourages student-led initiatives that promote leadership capabilities through the lens of understanding and promoting waste minimisation. Where possible, student-led initiatives that engage a schools community in beach, river and creek clean ups across Australia can be supported and rewarded.

By participating in real-life environmental learning, planning and action, Sea to Source provides a gateway for student empowerment to help them unlock their potential to influence others and make a real difference for nature.

Focusing on the impact of litter can also unlock a bigger world of inquiry and action into the choices that we make relating to plastic products that can do harm to our environment, and exploration of sustainable alternatives.

How Can Students Engage in #SeatoSource?

Sea to Source can support student action in a number of ways, and depending on where we have staff on the ground, that engagement could be facilitated by a school visit, a virtual session, or access to information and inspirational stories of student empowerment and change. No matter where you are, there is a way to be involved.

Where Does #SeaToSource Have Staff on The Ground?

In our first year, we're launching with 8 #SeaToSource hubs around Australia which correspond to the rivers which carry the majority of litter into our surrounding bays and oceans.

New South Wales

Georges and Parramatta Rivers


Tamar and Derwent Rivers

Western Australia

Swan River


Brisbane River

South Australia

River Torrens


Werribee River

Is your school near one of these rivers?

Contact us and we will be in touch to talk about getting involved

Students get involved - 4 easy steps

Student empowerment can be supported in many ways, and the four steps listed below are an example of a tried and true process to engage student interest and build their agency to make positive change for the environment.

Quick Poll

My school has an active student environment group

Cleaning up our beaches and waterways

Waterway clean-ups links here

Student voice and agency

Focusing on the impact of litter can unlock a bigger world of inquiry into the choices that we make relating to the convenience of plastic products that can do harm, and sustainable alternatives.

Student champions

Students speak out

For marine animals

For Marine Animals

Leading community action

And Take Action