Visiting the plastic pirates – Citizen Science projects presented

Our partner Kieler Forschungswerkstatt (Kiel Science Factory), the school laboratory of Kiel University and the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), is an out-of-school place of learning that focuses on various topics, such as marine sciences, energy, life on earth and nano-technology.
Within their citizen science project school children can undertake a scientific expedition in May or June 2017. Just like real scientists they will explore the waterways to find, count and document macroplastics – such as the remains of plastic bags, discarded plastic bottles or tangled fishing lines – and microplastics, which are barely visible microparticles.

You can find more information here:
https://www.wissenschaftsjahr.de/2016-17/weiterfuehrende-informationen/englisch/science-year-201617-seas-and-oceans.html