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Marine Debris Program Alaska Regional Coordinator Presents on NOAA Live! Webinar Series

MAY 11, 2020 — On April 15, Peter Murphy, Alaska Regional Coordinator for the Marine Debris Program, presented a NOAA Live! Webinar titled “Talking Trash – Marine Debris in Alaska & Beyond.” 

Man with marine debris exhibit.
Peter Murphy, Alaska Regional Coordinator for the Marine Debris Program, presents a NOAA Live! Webinar on marine debris in Alaska. Image credit: NOAA.

Marine Debris Program staff frequently present to students in classrooms and assembly halls, but this presentation was a little different - it was delivered from a kitchen table and broadcast to students and adults doing distance learning in their own homes.

The NOAA Live! Webinar series is offered by NOAA’s Regional Collaboration Network, in collaboration with Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Each webinar features a different NOAA expert and a moderated question and answer session throughout so that attendees can get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in all the various NOAA offices. These webinars are geared toward grades 2-8 and allow students to connect with scientists.

Peter’s webinar focused on why marine debris is an issue worldwide, how that issue is different in Alaska, and the great work people are doing to find, understand and stop debris impacts. The webinar included a presentation, audience questions, and live demonstrations to help children engage with and understand the issue. You can watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFtjW3VkBs.

For more information, please contact Peter.Murphy@noaa.gov.

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Last updated May. 17, 2020