Whale Sharks & Ocean Plastics Workshop
Join your fellow educators for an incredible professional development experience in Baja, Mexico. On the 5-day, Whale Sharks & Ocean Plastics Workshop, you'll explore one of the world's richest marine environments. With EPI instructors and research partners you'll study and snorkel with migratory whale sharks in the Gulf of California, and you'll examine microplastics effects and prevalence in marine ecosystems. By diving into the NGSS framework, you'll learn how to use these kinds of real-world phenomenon to take your students' learning to new depths.
This course is open to all levels of informal or formal educators, no application is needed to enroll.
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Survey microplastics on Baja's coast
An estimated 500 pounds of plastic make into the ocean every second. Over time, these plastics break down into microscopic forms. With researchers, we'll conduct microplastics surveys along Baja's coast in order to examine the broad-ranging impact of our consumer choices and behaviors.