Join us on December 12th from 9 to 11 am at Golden Sands Beach to help pick up trash and clean the beach for our #NOAAPlanetStewards project! This is the last of our beach cleanups in this series.
NOAA Planet Stewards
This beach cleanup is the second in a series of cleanups as part our the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) participation in the NOAA Planet Stewards program. Our Junior Interpreters and other volunteers will weigh the debris that is collected, track the types of marine debris collected to add to NOAA’s database of types and locations or marine debris, and then use what is collected to create an artistic display for the Discovery Station. The display will be designed and created by our Junior Interpreters and, in addition to the artist display, will include information on sources and solutions to marine debris pollution.
Additionally, the ELC Junior Interpreters will be working to design an advocacy program aimed at reducing the number of single-use plastics brought by our day camp program participants to the ELC campus.
Update from Nov 26th Beach Cleanup
The ELC had over 20 people join our NOAA Planet Stewards for our second beach cleanup. From families to Jr Interpreters to Environmental scientists and ELC Volunteers!
We collected 2,142 pieces of garbage we weighed out to 46.1 lbs. 1,183 of those pieces were hard plastic fragments which you can see us sorting and counting in the photos.