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Plastic Lakes: A little Litter Goes a Long Way

Plastic Lakes: A little Litter Goes a Long Way

Science On a Sphere experience

Immerse your students into an engaging experience utilizing 3-D data visualization on the Science on a Sphere Theater’s 5-foot sphere. Plastic pollution has been widely studied in the ocean, however scientists have only recently started to study this problem in the Great Lakes. Dive into the mind of a researcher who studies plastic pollution and microplastics in the Great Lakes. Examine transport models to determine the sources and movement of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Explore the impact of plastic pollution on this freshwater ecosystem and our local communities.

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

 

Subjects: Earth Science
Program Type: Science on a Sphere
NYS Standards:

  • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
  • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.


Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 03/01/2022
End Date: 06/24/2022
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 8
Maximum Attendence: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; PLUS: $5 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
  • In-Person Lunch Fee: $25 per classroom needed, students required to bring bag lunch

Minimum Student Charge: 15 students

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

Name: Guest Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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