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Garbage Patch Story Map
02/26/2021 | 6:00 pm MST
Presented by Desiray Wilson from NASA.
Using various visualizations (i.e., images, charts, and graphs), students will explore ocean circulation patterns as they relate to the world’s ocean garbage patches using NASA ocean currents data. Students will investigate the forces that contribute to ocean circulation patterns, and how debris, especially plastics, travel from land to garbage patches. Students will also analyze regional plastic production and waste management data to describe how humans have contributed to ocean plastic pollution. This story map is intended to be used with students who have access to a computing device in a 1:1 or 1:2 setting.