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Microplastics in the Environment

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Libby Carnahan, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Agent
Lara Milligan, UF/IFAS Extension Natural Resources Agent
Dr. David Hastings, Eckerd College  

We often think of marine debris as a big problem, as in the debris that washes onto
our beaches and floats out in the great Pacific garbage patch. But it is actually a
“small” problem as well, as in the microplastics that are being found in increasing
numbers in our fresh and saltwater bodies. Each time you wash your face or brush
your teeth or wash your fleece jacket, you just may be adding microscopic bits of
plastic into the aquatic environment. These tiny particles have many known and un-
known environmental impacts. Join UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant Agent Libby Carnahan, Natural Re-sources Agent Lara Milligan, and Eckerd Professor David Hastings to hear about Microplastics in our Environ-ment! We will discuss the issue of microplastics, current research in Tampa Bay and around Florida, and share some helpful information on what YOU can do to HELP!

Program intended for High School and Adult Audience.

Register online http://weedonislandpreserve.org

Contact: lcarnahan@ufl.edu, 727-453-6522

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Details

Date:
March 2
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County
Phone:
727- 582-2100
Website:
pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu

Venue

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Phone:
727-453-6500
Website:
www.weedonislandpreserve.org