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Plastic in my watershed

We all live in a watershed, no matter how far we are from a body of water! Discover different sources of plastic pollution in a watershed, and learn why plastic pollution matters. Then, take up a challenge and match different plastic pollutants to their potential sources.

Interactive 10 min interactive
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Investigation: Students use their mapping skills to find their watershed on a map. After taking a screenshot, they search for sources of plastic and mark them on their map with symbols. At the end of the activity, students critically reflect on how plastic enters their local waterways.

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Thanks to


  • U of T Trash Team
  • GreenLearning