Archive: Science Update: From Talking Trash to Taking Action: The Science of Marine Debris, April 20, 2023

Our oceans are filled with items that do not belong there. Huge amounts of plastics, metals, rubber, textiles, lost fishing gear, abandoned vessels, and many more items enter the marine environment every day. This makes marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's ocean and waterways. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program leads national and international efforts to research, prevent, and reduce the impacts of this global ocean challenge. Join us to learn all about the science of marine debris, and how to turn that science into solutions!

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I liked the examples that could be used in classrooms so that students could grasp the idea of microplastics along with how plastic can affect our environment."
  • "I loved all the connections to the students and the classroom, very relevant material for educators. I also loved the presentation, it was very organized and informative."
  • "It was great! Kept my attention the entire time and related back to how we can make a difference as an individual."
  • "One of the best and most informative seminars I've attended."
  • "The web seminar was enlightening and informative. It was intriguing from the start as it piqued my curiosity. I highly valued the hosts' and presenter's engagement and enthusiasm in discussing the topic."

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