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What’s Floating in the River?


For the past two weeks with the support of the DOE, our Education Coordinator has been leading over 90 students from 4 different schools on field trips to both Concrete Plant Park, and the upper boom at Muskrat Cove. On these field trips, the students learned about the floatable litter problem in the Bronx River, as well as learning about how their actions can translate into creating better behaviors around waste. The first field trip consisted of students learning how to accurately record data through a guided field journal activity, and hands-on litter pick-up. The second field trip engaged students even more, allowing them to put on waders and enter the river at the upper boom to collect litter, while also sorting it into the data sheet. With this program, students are prompted to develop their own community advocacy project, in which they will come up with a waste-related issue around their community that they can take action on. We are looking forward to seeing these students again when they present their findings to us, as well as other students participating in the program.


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