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Upstream Battle is all about stopping litter on it's journey from the source in towns, cities, drains and waterways, to ending up in the sea - that's why we call it "source to sea litter". 

There are lots of ways that you can get involved in tackling the problem of source to sea litter, by raising awarenessgathering information and taking action in your school and community to help us stop marine litter pollution!

Find out more about our Upstream Battle education activities below

STEM the Flow

Now bigger than ever before, our exciting engineering-based design competition opened to schools across Scotland in 2023! 

STEM the Flow challenges pupils to investigate and identify a solution to help to tackle marine litter upstream at source, by either capturing litter already in our waterways, or finding ways to stop it getting there in the first place! 

View the 2023-24 winners
Plastic Pollution Live Lessons

This lesson includes a short, inspiring lesson for Early Years-P3 with children’s author Sarah Roberts courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust, a full morning for P4-P7 classes with science writer Isabel Thomas, our own KSB experts and Marine Conservation Society, and a pre-recorded workshop for High Schools.

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Browse the teaching resources and lesson plans from our Eco-Schools topics to support learning about marine litter and plastic pollution


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