Marine Discovery Center teamed up with Sea Grant to explore the detrimental effects of microplastics on the environment as well as their origins. By collecting water samples from local water bodies, volunteers are able to determine the number and type of microplastics in our estuaries and assist with a larger data collection effort across the state of Florida.
To learn more about the Florida Microplastics Awareness Project and to sign the pledge to say “no” to single use plastics please visit http://flseagrant.ifas.ufl.edu/microplastics/
"To protect and restore the Florida coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems
through education, research and community stewardship."