Science for Everyone

Marine Debris

Many of our programs include a service project, and we especially love having students help our island community by cleaning up Hurricane Island's coastline. We quantify the amount of garbage we collect by filling out beach cleanup forms created by the Rozalia Project, a great organization that works to protect the ocean through innovation, education, cleanup and research. Although we clean parts of our coastline at least once a month in the summer, we are always surprised by the amount of marine debris we are able to collect in a relatively short amount of time. During our last shoreline cleanup, 29 students from the Logan School picked up 637 pieces of trash in one hour. Here is a breakdown of what they found:

  One team of Logan students with their trash haul, which included 68 of the 131 buoys that the full group collected from Hurricane's shoreline

 One team of Logan students with their trash haul, which included 68 of the 131 buoys that the full group collected from Hurricane's shoreline

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