Marine Debris Program Staff Participate in NOAA Science Camp
JULY 24, 2023 — From July 10-14, students from Rainier Prep and Showalter Middle Schools spent the week as NOAA Science Campers at the Western Regional Center in Seattle, Washington. NOAA Science Camp is a program of Washington Sea Grant and offers hands-on science learning opportunities, as well as exposure to NOAA’s mission areas and science careers.
With NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, 20 campers learned about the sources and impacts of marine debris; collected, graphed, and interpreted data; and brainstormed prevention strategies for common debris types. Through other activities, campers learned about marine mammals, plankton, social science, and seafloor mapping. An exploration of the Puget Sound intertidal and microplastics at the Seattle Aquarium culminated the week of learning and exploration.