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Microplastic Pollution

from Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

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This program examines the issue of microplastic pollution, including what it is, where it is, environmental impacts, and who is to blame. Join Dr. Colleen Peters, a leading scientist in this field, as she discusses her research examining the depth and breadth of this issue throughout the planet today.

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By Request: $100.00
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45 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 25 participants.

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Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Cancellation can be no later than two days pre-program.

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Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

Litchfield, CT
United States

Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is a small nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the world's waterfowl and their habitats through research, education, and conservation action. We provide science education programs that teach concepts of ecology, animal behavior, and conservation using waterfowl as our model.

Colleen Peters

Program Details


This program begins with a history of Dr. Colleen Peters and an introduction to the topic of microplastic pollution. Participants will then be introduced to the history of plastic production and why plastic is one of humanity's greatest success stories. Participants will then dive into the world of pollution, learning the extent of the problem in the wild, impacts on fauna, and suggestions for what we can do to help.


1. Learn what microplastic pollution is
2. Examine the history of plastic pollution
3. Identify environmental impacts
4. Learn what you can do to help save the planet