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Microplastics Citizen Science Project

Florida Microplastics Awareness Project

Microplastics and their environmental impacts are becoming an increasing concern in Florida waterways. For this reason, St. Johns Riverkeeper has joined the Florida Microplastic Awareness Project, a citizen-science project organized by Dr. Maia McGuire of Sea Grant and in 2015. Through the program volunteer citizens are collecting water samples, filtering them and looking for microplastics.

You can volunteer to collect, filter, and screen water samples for  microplastics at Jacksonville University's Marine Science Research Institute.  Fill out our volunteer form to receive our monthly volunteer opportunities or check our events page .  

Email Justina Dacey with additional questions.  

You can also follow the Florida Plastics Awareness Project on Facebook.  

Curious to know what household products contain plastics?  Check the US Department of Health and Human Services Household Product Database 

Watch this video by The Science Of...highlighting the St. Johns Riverkeeper Microplastics Awareness Project and research at the Marine Science Research Institute.

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