Plastics permeate every aspect of our society. Although, students and the public recognize their many benefits, reports of their alarming buildup in our oceans and resulting harm to aquatic life is a topic that resonates with all.
Join Jane Wissinger of University of Minnesota and Reuben Hudson of Colby College in a free interactive webinar for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. During this special broadcast, Jane and Reuben will bring awareness to the accumulation of plastics in our oceans, highlight outreach and curriculum materials that teach polymer basics, and feature innovative ideas by chemists who apply green principles to develop more sustainable materials.
What You Will Learn
- Accessible resources which convey the magnitude of plastics in our oceans and the negative consequences on marine life
- Hands-on activities and experiments which model polymeric materials made from renewable feedstocks and designed for degradation (K-12, outreach and college level)
- Survey results illustrating how the shared implemented experiments increased awareness of plastics in the ocean and how scientists are addressing the problem
- "How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean" - Short Video by National Geographic
- "What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw Away" - TED Ed Talk by Emma Bryce
- "Midway, a Plastic Island" - Short Video with CNN's Nick Paton Walsh
The Fine Print
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