Lunchtime Discovery: Time to Make Haste on Marine Waste

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Duke University students and a group of kids with trash bags full of beach trash.

Dr. Liz DeMattia, Duke University Marine Lab Community Science Initiative
Cameron DeChurch, Undergraduate Student, Economics, Duke University
Jackie Jaffe, Undergraduate Student, English, Duke University
Vance Johnson, Undergraduate Student, English, Duke University

Marine debris is one of the largest threats to human beings, marine life and vital ecosystems. By better understanding the sources of debris, we can reduce marine pollution and better protect North Carolina coastlines. One effective way to spur action is through empowering youth to create environmental and community solutions. Join Dr. Liz DeMattia of Duke University Marine Lab, and Duke University students, as they explore trends in debris data and discuss implications for the environment and future policies, while taking a deep dive into the value of intergenerational learning.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


August 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith