Breaking Down Microplastics

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Friday, April 19, 2024 1:00 PM EDT | 1.5 hours
Series: Earth Science Week
Join us for the premiere of AGI's Earth Day Webinar as we explore the multifaceted issue of plastic pollution and microplastics. This webinar features presentations and a pre-recorded panel discussion, offering valuable insights into the challenges and solutions surrounding plastic pollution. During the premiere, our presenters will be available online to engage with the audience, answering questions and participating in discussions in the chat. 

Speaker line-up:

  • Aidan Charron, EARTHDAY.ORG, "Kicking Off Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics"
  • Dr. Maia McGuire, University of Florida, "Plastic in the ocean: What we do and do not know"
  • Dr. Melissa Lenczewski, Northern Illinois University, "Fate and transport of microplastics in the subsurface and groundwater"
  • Dr. Scott Coffin, California State Water Resources Control Board, "California's adaptive risk management of microplastics in aquatic ecosystems and drinking water"
  • Dr. Amy Suida and Dr. Shannon Gowans, Eckerd College, "Moving from monitoring to advocacy; Reducing single use promotes prevention"
  • Toby Leng, student winner of the 2023 Earth Science Week Video Contest from Manhasset, NY, "Ferrofluid: Revolutionizing the Battle Against Plastic Pollution"​
The webinar will conclude with a kick-off for Earth Science Week 2024, encouraging you to celebrate "Earth Science Everywhere."