Posted by: Katie Allen
We would like to invite any teachers or students to join our Ship-2-Shore Online Education Program during our upcoming research voyage through the Western Pacific.
Departing on May 1, 2012, the goal of this two-month voyage is to study plastic pollution in the Western Pacific Ocean both in the region known as the “Western Pacific Garbage Patch” and in the wake of last year’s devastating Tsunami. We will once again be opening our interactive Ship-2-Shore webspace to put students of all ages in contact with our research crew while our team is at sea. Students are welcome to sign up individually or teachers can register full classes.
This opportunity is provided at no cost to the participants and the only requirements are that participants be either teachers or students and that they have access to a computer with an internet connection. Please read below for more information about about this opportunity and feel welcome to share the information with any teachers or students that you feel would benefit. If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ship-2-Shore Project Coordinator
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Ship-2-Shore Online- Western Pacific Voyage
Program Dates and Information
Western Pacific Voyage:
Kwajalein Atoll - Tokyo via the “Western Pacific Garbage Patch” May 1 – 23
Tokyo – Maui via the projected tsunami debris field
May 30 – July 1
We will be partnering with 5 Gyres aboard Pangaea Exploration’s Sea Dragon for this exciting research voyage in the Western Pacific. Join the voyage online to participate in this effort to study plastic pollution in remote regions of the world’s oceans. The online education program is free and participants will be able to send questions to our research crew and share ideas with other students from around the world. Our research team will also be available to provide guidance for any students interested in developing stewardship projects to address the issue of plastic pollution. Participants will have the opportunity to earn certificates at the end of the voyage.
Registration Now Open! http://algalita.org/ship2shore/registration
(There is no fee for registration or participation in this program thanks to funding from Disney Friends for Change, SIMA, Pacific Life, Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Carl and Kent H. Landsberg Foundation, New Belgium Brewing Company, and Norris Foundation.)