This class will focus on the ingestion of microplastics by marine life. If enough anchovies are available, participants will dissect and analyze their gills for the prevalence of microplastics. If they aren’t available, participants will process water samples collected from the Skidaway River. Marine educators will discuss the potential impacts of microplastics on marine ecosystems and will share information about a new citizen science initiative that involves sampling for microplastics at sites along the Georgia coast.
This class is part of the Winter Science Series, an environmental education course for adults at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. The series consists of three classes that focus on studying fish found in Georgia’s coastal waters. Topics include fish biology, morphology, taxonomy, and diversity.
Classes can be taken individually or as a series. To register, fill out this form by February 5.
Questions? Contact Kayla Clark at email@example.com or call (912) 598-3345.