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Detecting Microplastics in Waterways with Citizen Science

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: ESF Gateway Center

Event Description: Join the renowned Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute and Judith Enck, EPA Region 2 Administrator at this exciting "Trash Free Waters," microplastics event. The EPA Region 2 Trash Free Waters and Citizen Science Programs and ESF are co-sponsoring this one-day Microplastics/Citizen Science Workshop. This Workshop will look at the historical research conducted, the importance of standardizing sampling and analytical methodologies, future research needs, and how organizations aggregating citizen science efforts can assist in filling these research gaps.  Participants will be introduced to preferred methods of microplastics sampling, and then perform actual sampling to obtain tangible experience.

Contact:
Mark Lichtenstein
malichte@esf.edu
315-470-4748

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

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