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Archive: NSTA Science Update: Marine Debris and Microplastics in our Oceans, May 15, 2019

Marine debris and microplastics are commonly found along beaches and in the ocean.  The impact of these plastics are economic as well as ecological and need to be addressed.  In this web seminar we covered the overarching problems, some specific effects and strategies that educators can use in classrooms for prevention.

All participants received a certificate of participation and 100 Learning Center activity points for attending and completing the post-program evaluation.

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To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "Excellent! So many scary facts. I enjoyed learning about Dorothy's research. Great resource links as well to use in the future."
  • "I appreciate the slides and the 'takeway' infographics that I can share with my colleagues as we discuss the information in this webinar."
  • "It ties in with an article we just read in class. I am excited to be able to explain how the plastics get into the food chain and what they can do."
  • "The web seminar was very interesting. Her research was interesting, and she also shared practical application for the classroom and the general public."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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  Dorothy Horn

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