EARTH WEEK 2020

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd and we will be celebrating all week long!

We hope you join in on the celebrations from your own home. 

Trash and plastic pollution on our beaches and in our waters harm our marine life and our surrounding communities. Join us for Earth Week to learn how to protect your watershed. On Wednesday (Earth Day), Project O staff will be completing (live) watershed clean-ups in their own neighborhoods. If you are able to safely, we encourage you to complete your own! Share your Earth Week crafts and clean-ups with us by using the hashtag #projectocleanup

Earth Week schedule is posted below. Check back daily for the Facebook Live videos (they will be posted to the website after the live broadcast if you're unable to view on Facebook).

Tuesday, 4/21 Facebook Live: Watersheds & Microplastics

Thursday 4/23 Facebook Live: Gull Rookery and Marine Debris

For more information on the Earth Week Clean-Up portion, visit here.

EARTH WEEK SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY (4/20)

Clean-Up Informational Video:  Additional Resources

Craft of the day: Newspaper Owls

TUESDAY (4/21)

9:30 AM: Facebook Live with Callie and Debbie showing you how to make a model of a watershed to test how trash and pollution near you can end up in the ocean! Find out how to help in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Facebook Video

Craft of the day: DIY Marble Maze

 

 

WEDNESDAY (4/22)

On the hour 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: 10-20 minute Facebook Live videos hosted by Project O staff completing watershed clean-ups in their own neighborhoods. Learn about different issues related to pollution in the watershed such as treatment plants, and storm drains.

Craft of the day: Craft of the Day: Tic Tac Toe on the Go!

 

 

THURSDAY (4/23)

9:30 AM: Facebook Live with Kyle and Marissa who will visit an island in Long Island Sound to see how debris in the ocean is impacting shorebird nesting sites. Facebook Video

Craft of the day: Toilet Paper Tube Sharks

 

 

FRIDAY (4/24)

Craft of the day: Milk Carton Bird Feeders

Results of our collective clean-up will be provided. Results will including total pounds of trash collected, total area covered, and total number and locations of participants.

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11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Debbie cleans in the Quinebaug River watershed in Jewett City. Learn about how to protect your watershed. Facebook Video

 

Callie cleans in the Hoadley Creek watershed in Branford. Learn about storm drains... where do they go and how do they help the watershed? Facebook Video

Marissa cleans in the Willimantic River and Shetucket River watershed in Windham. Learn about wastewater treatment plants and how trash in the watershed can lead to reduced water quality. Faceboo Video

Molly cleans the Thames River watershed in Ledyard. Learn about different types of trash and how long they take to biodegrade. Facebook Video

Kyle cleans the Yantic River watershed in Norwich. Learn about point-source pollution and how we can be proud of cleaning up Connecticut's rivers. Facebook Video

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Watch the video below for an overview of marine debris issues, and how to participate in our cleanup challenge! Additional information can be found below the video.

Download the CleanSwell App: https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/cleanswell/

Please Note: Due to the high volume of users of the CleanSwell app this Earth Day, Project Oceanology is not getting the detailed reports from each team. If you wish to be acknowledged for your contributions, please screenshot your clean-up summary (or complete paper data sheet) and email with your Team Name to cleanup@oceanology.org.

 

Don't have a mobile device? Use the printable datasheet and submit  to cleanup@oceanology.org:  

https://oceanconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/OC-DataCards_volunteerFINAL_ENG.pdf

 

Recycling Resources: 

What Do I Do With... https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Waste-Management-and-Disposal/What-Do-I-Do-With

Call2Recycle: https://www.call2recycle.org/locator/

Email cleanup@oceanology.org with any questions!

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