Expedition: PlasticSeas Virtual Field Trip Ocean Plastics and You

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PlasticSeas Reduce Your Plastic Use Calendar 2020

This calendar has been created by the EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council. These youth, aged 16-22, designed this calendar to increase awareness and inspire behavior change to protect our collective future. The YLC invites you to use this calendar track and change your habits and, hopefully, provide monthly ideas to help you live a more sustainable, conscientious lifestyle.

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EarthEcho International Presents: Activating the Next Wave of Ocean Leaders

Join EarthEcho international and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program as we highlight how students are using art to raise awareness of marine life conservation. Learn how the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program is activating the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy!

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Marine Mammals and Plastic Pollution

Slides from our virtual field trip with Dr. Kate Charlton-Robb with the Marine Mammal Foundation.

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PlasticSeas Reduce Your Plastic Use Calendar 2019

This calendar has been created by the EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council. These youth, aged 16-22, designed this calendar to increase awareness and inspire behavior change to protect our collective future. The YLC invites you to use this calendar track and change your habits and, hopefully, provide monthly ideas to help you live a more sustainable, conscientious lifestyle.

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PlasticSeas: ReThink Your Plastic

Students will follow the engineering design process to explore solutions to the overwhelming plastic packaging problem. They will develop sustainable designs that will consider alternatives to plastic packaging in items like juice boxes, plastic straws, bin liners, and single-use take-away/take-out containers.

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Plastic, Sort It Out!

In this investigation, students design and create a Recycling Sorting Machine to eliminate the amount of waste that is incorrectly being sent to landfill. Students use basic resources (recycled and/or reused items in the classroom, home, or their community) to engineer a solution to the growing problem of waste in our schools.

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PlasticSeas: Microbeads, A Major Problem

As the name suggests, microbeads are very small (microscopic) beads of plastic. Since they are particles of less than 1mm, they are almost impossible to capture as they enter household drains. This leaves these small, solid balls of plastic to enter our aquatic ecosystems where they are ingested by organisms and accumulated within the food web. In this activity, students are challenged to design and construct their own device to extract microplastics from cosmetic products such as facial cleansers, body wash, and toothpaste.

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PlasticSeas: Product Life Cycle

In this investigation, students describe the life cycle of man-made products that include or originate from plastic to evaluate how they may impact the environment. Students use a basic life cycle assessment – similar to assessments used by process engineers – that allows them to identify and order the different steps in the life cycle of a product. Using their analyses to compare the impacts of different products, students develop ideas to reduce the environmental impact of the production process or lifecycle of the product.

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Expediton Fellow Song

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