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Saturday, October 6 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
TestingOurWaters.net - Empowering citizen scientists to track and together prevent marine pollution

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In less than 100 years we have polluted all of our oceans with plastic - scientists estimate 270,000 metric tons from 5.25 Trillion pieces. 

The TestingOurWaters.net project offers a multi-pronged, design centered, technology driven approach to reducing the accumulation of plastics in local waterways and international oceans through active community engagement.  

This 90 minute workshop will show how design and technology can be used to create, develop, and distribute citizen science trawls for identifying the source of contamination. After understanding the scale of the problem, participants will learn how to 3D print Trawls from recycled filament. These inexpensive Trawls can then be used to skim the surface of the water and document the synthetic debris. Data collected from Trawling expeditions will be used to locate and ultimately prevent plastic pollution.

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Barent Roth

Designer/Educator, Anthropocene.Design
Barent Roth is a designer, educator, activist dedicated to sustainable products, practices, and services. Co-founder of the award winning sustainable to restorative design firm grow-design, creator of the LA Green Drinks network, and former Executive Director of SustainableWorks.org... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Conference Room C