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Plastic in my habitat (Interactive trailer)

How does plastic impact habitats and ecosystems? Plastic is not just a human problem. It impacts every habitat and ecosystem! This includes the Great Lakes and the ocean, because they are downstream from our homes, industries, and roads! In this collection, you will learn about the plastic cycle and how animals at every level of the food web are impacted by microplastic. Join a fisher and Coastal Action scientist Jessie McIntyre off the coast of Nova Scotia to hunt for ghost gear. Then travel to a living laboratory in North Western Ontario with scientist Chelsea Rochman to study microplastics in the environment!

Interactive 10 min interactive
30 min activity
30 min activity

Learning log: Students are invited to prepare for their learning journey by completing a Know-Wonder-Learn table, then return to their learning log after watching each piece of media to critically reflect on what they learn along the way.

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