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Wisconsin Sea Grant commits to teaching the impacts of marine debris with a new teaching tool

In collaboration with other Great Lakes Sea Grant programs, Wisconsin Sea Grant created a marine debris teaching tool: Trash Trunk. This all-ages resource describes marine debris, teaches about different plastics and their composition, and helps students understand the impacts of marine debris in aquatic ecosystems. The loanable Trash Trunk offers an educator’s guide and 14 lesson plans with the supporting materials needed to perform each activity. Many lessons meet state educational standards. This educational tool was used to reach 1,130 youth in 2021 and won two national communication awards.

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Sea Grant

Alt Text: An expanded view of the contents of the Trash Trunk tool kit.

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