Taking Environmental Action with Youth: Helping Our Oceans One Piece of Trash at a Time

Public event
Date: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone: 
Pacific

Trash in oceans has serious consequences for all living things on Earth (oceanconservancy.org). Spending time cleaning up environments around you can make a big difference in the health of our planet. During Coastal Clean-Up month, people are challenged to not only clean up their local areas, but also to document the trash using the Marine Debris Tracker app.

Coastal Clean-Up Month can be celebrated from anywhere, whether you live on the coast or in a land-locked location. Join us to learn how!

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In this webinar, we'll hear from speakers working with the Aleut Community of St. Paul in Alaska and members of the scistarter.org team to learn about ways to tackle environmental action and coastal clean-up at a local, community-based and a nationwide/worldwide level. Speakers will share strategies, reflections, and resources for supporting youth to act as citizen scientists and environmental advocates in their communities.  

The Marine Debris Tracker (also known as Debris Tracker) project helps people of all ages from all around the world collect observations about where litter appears – not just near water — to create a data-driven understanding about hotspots and patterns of pollution. This data contributes to maps used by researchers globally to understand this issue. Get started by downloading the Debris Tracker app and recording what you see: https://scistarter.org/list/2339

Join NGCP as we prepare to celebrate Coastal Clean-Up Day  via this webinar held on September 7, 2021. Coastal Clean-Up month occurs during September 2021, with Coastal Clean-Up Day on September 18th. 

Event contact
First Name: 
Marisa
Last Name: 
Garcia