How Our Cafeteria’s Plastic Sporks Sparked My Students’ Empathy for the Earth

This post was written by Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Jennie Warmouth. My Grosvenor Teacher Fellow expedition to the Arctic was in June of 2019, at the tail end of the school year. I had the challenge of returning to school that September and making meaning of this expedition for my next cohort of students. I showed them an image from the expedition of a gloved hand … Continue reading How Our Cafeteria’s Plastic Sporks Sparked My Students’ Empathy for the Earth

Possible Good News: Some Plastic Pollution Isn’t Plastic After All

ENVIRONMENT The sea is awash with microscopic bits of plastic. But a hint of good news is emerging from Vancouver Island, where a recent investigation found that the amount of plastic contamination in shellfish there is just a tiny percentage of what the scientists expected. (Hakai Magazine) Take these 10 easy steps to fight plastic pollution. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key … Continue reading Possible Good News: Some Plastic Pollution Isn’t Plastic After All

The Hills Are Alive, with the Signs of Plastic

ENVIRONMENT A major new study found microplastics in soil across Switzerland. Scientists say more research is needed as other countries may be worse affected. (The Guardian) Learn a little about land pollution with our reference resource. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new survey reported finding microplastics in 90% of the soils sampled in … Continue reading The Hills Are Alive, with the Signs of Plastic