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Florida Microplastic Awareness Project

Citizen scientists are collecting coastal water samples and filtering them to look for the presence of microplastics (using a microscope). They are also helping to educate stakeholders about the sources of and problems caused by microplastics in order to encourage people to read labels to avoid purchasing plastics when non-plastic alternatives are available, and to recycle/reuse as much as possible.

Project URL: http://www.plasticaware.org

Geographic Scope: Local

Status: Active

Recruiting Volunteers:

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Observation, Sample analysis, Specimen/sample collection, Other,

Start Date: 2015-09-01

Project Contact: mpmcg@ufl.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

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Project Topic: Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine,

Intended Outcomes: Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,