VIRTUAL CLASSROOM WORKSHOP (GRADES 6-12)
Our free Plastic Pollution Solutions Virtual Classroom Workshop provides students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to collaborate through solution-based inquiry into the global issue of plastic pollution. Following a screening of the 22-minute film A Plastic Ocean, students will be guided through a group discussion as well as receive an up close analysis of marine debris collected off the shores of Maui by our Pacific Whale Foundation research team.
The program is 1 to 1.5 hours long and is designed to reach up to 30 students at a time.
To schedule a Plastic Pollution Solutions Virtual Classroom Workshop, please email [email protected] Requested dates are tentative until confirmed.
Plastic pollution is growing exponentially. More than 300 million tons of plastic is produced annually, half of which is designed for single use. Each year 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans where it poses a dangerous threat. Plastic never truly biodegrades; instead, it photodegrades or breaks up into smaller pieces that remain in our environment. Pacific Whale Foundation research confirms that 70 to 90% of all debris found on and around Maui is plastic. Single-use plastics are the biggest contributor to this dilemma, as they permeate almost every facet of modern-day life but are thrown away after only one use. Let’s change that!
Plastic Pollution Solutions was originally designed in collaboration with the County of Maui Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division, Atherton Family Foundation, and Plastic Oceans International to exchange educator learning techniques, expertise and resources that further develop Maui Nui intermediate and high school students into future stewards of our planet’s oceans.