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Marine Debris Program Presents to Virginia Elementary School 5th Grade Assembly

JANUARY 19, 2021 — On January 8, the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s (MDP) Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator, Christy Kehoe, provided a virtual presentation and Q+A session more than 150 fifth grade students and staff from Spring Hill Elementary School in Virginia.

Trash in a stream.
Trash in a Virginia stream. Image credit: Keep Prince William Beautiful.

Christy provided a general overview of the MDP, current mid-Atlantic prevention and removal projects supported by the program, and her background. In addition, Christy shared information on the fate and transport of marine debris, aligned with the elementary school’s curriculum on ocean currents. She also answered student questions and shared educational resources for staff to continue their learning about marine debris.

For more information, please contact Christy.Kehoe@noaa.gov.

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Last updated Friday, January 22, 2021 4:43pm PST