Discovery Days, Pacific Garbage Patch
|Discovery Days, Pacific Garbage Patch|
|Riverside Metropolitan Museum|
|2/19/2014 1:30 PM|
|2/19/2014 4:00 PM|
Type of Event
|Arts and Culture|
|Danielle LeLand, https://www.riversideca.gov/museum/disco, DLeland@riversideca.gov, 951-826-5273|
"Great Pacific Garbage Patch"
(Topics: pollution, ocean currents, recycling)
A gyre is a place in the ocean where currents meet and create a whirlpool where ocean debris accumulates. Millions of pieces of trash and plastics build up to form a gyre, such as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, which is one of 5 floating around in the Earth’s oceans. Kids will learn how these patches of garbage are harming sea life, how ocean currents work, the importance of recycling, and create a unique piece of art work using garbage.