Interactive Teen Science CafĂ©: Microplastics
November 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mandy Sartain, an extension program assistant with Mississippi State University and a member of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Outreach Team, coordinates the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup and helps lead a Gulfwide microplastics citizen science outreach and monitoring project. She also works to raise awareness about microplastics in the Gulf.
Middle school and high school students are invited to join Mandy for an interactive lesson on microplastics.
Microplastics are small plastic particles or fragments that are causing some big problems in our marine environment.
Participants will get the chance to sort water and sand samples to determine if they contain microplastics that can be seen by the naked eye or only under a microscope!