Marine Debris in Connecticut

In the spring of 2016, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, I worked with college students to collect debris on Connecticut’s shoreline. In just a few hours at the beach we collected over 1600 individual pieces of debris, most of it plastic. To learn all about the University of Hartford Marine Debris project, check out the site devoted to that work.


There you can learn about the issue of marine debris, find open source materials to teach a class on marine debris, and learn about the results of our work collecting debris.

This project involved not just collecting debris on Connecticut’s shoreline, but also sharing the results with state lawmakers.

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