Microplastics and Our Water

Facility: Watershed On Wheels
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Program Levels:
Grade 5, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Course Types:
Afternoon, Morning, Outreach

Curriculum Links: Biology – Sustainable Ecosystems, Environmental Science – Human Health and the Environment; Human Impact on the Environment

Microplastics are destroying our marine ecosystems, and we’re the ones putting them there. In this hands-on session, students will learn about microplastics – what they are, why they are a problem, and ongoing awareness raising initiatives. Participants will sort through terrestrial and aquatic samples for various types of plastic debris, and examine the results with microscopes (provided). Data collected from this activity will be used to contextualize our dependence on plastic, the impact on the environment, and strategies for being part of the solution.

Note: This program is currently only offered to schools within the Region of Peel.
Preparation: Access to a sink is needed; name tags for students is helpful.

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