Ocean pollution by plastic and other man-made debris is a pressing environmental problem that has captured the attention of marine conservationists, anti-plastic activists, the media and the general public. At Sea Education Association, students and scientists began collecting data on floating plastic debris in the 1980s.
Dr. Lavender Law will review the state of scientific research on marine debris in the world’s oceans and share her in-depth look at research carried out for more than 25 years by undergraduate students and faculty scientists on sailing oceanographic research vessels at SEA.
Doors will open at 6 pm for interactive exhibits and informational tables from ocean focused organizations. Admission to the evening is free