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Science Rendezvous

May 13 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Plastic In My Watershed!

Participants will learn about plastic pollution in our watersheds and how our organization uses a solutions-based approach to research plastic pollution.

In the first activity, participants will learn what a watershed is then explore the different sources and fate of plastics in our watershed using an interactive tabletop watershed model. In our second activity, participants will learn how different plastics move and travel in a watershed and eventually reach the ocean by playing a game float, sink or suspend. For this game, different objects are placed in water to observe how they act. We will also have an outreach microscope on-hand to observe microplastic samples and demonstrate how scientists sample and characterize them in the lab. All activities will culminate in discussions about potential solutions to plastic pollution.

University of Toronto – St George Campus

55 St George St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B2 Canada