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Ocean Plastics

  • May 19, 2020 12:48 PM
    Message # 8979690
    Newenka DuMont (Administrator)

    Team: The Last Straw, Field-Stevenson School, Forest Park

  • May 23, 2020 7:27 PM
    Reply # 8989072 on 8979690
    Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

    I very much enjoyed the video presentation. Well done! I also liked how you gave your presentation a personal touch. Your passion really came through in your presentation.

  • May 28, 2020 4:13 PM
    Reply # 8998987 on 8979690
    J. Moller

    Nice work, you are clearly passionate about the animals in the ocean.  You are also a good example regarding letting people know that your actions can help make change.  You might want to add how straws get into the ocean so that people can make a connection to using straw and how they end up in the ocean.  You could visit or the for more information on this.  You may want to consider a title change, Ocean Plastics is a big topic, maybe be more specific and title it One Straw Can Change the Ocean or something like that since the topic was mostly about straws.  Congratulation and thank you for your submission.  I am sure it was a lot work to put this together.

  • June 02, 2020 10:04 AM
    Reply # 9009632 on 8979690
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Loved your focus on single use plastic, primarily straws.  By focusing and clearly stating the problem early on, you effectively got your viewer concerned about how plastics impacted the ocean and ocean life. 

    Your use of visuals really added to your presentation.  I thought the pictures of fish consuming plastic were so compelling, and it was very effective to show the impact on predators—got me thinking about the whole food chain.

    I never realized that it took 500 years to decompose plastic.  Your statistics truly amplified your presentation.  I loved the connection to the number of straws that would fill school buses daily.  Very powerful!

    I also was impressed by the way you highlighted some solutions.  I am always thrilled to learn that other communities, i.e. Sanibel Island, can be models for communities in our state.  Nice finish—great idea to model home usage of plastic straws.  Hope you tackle another environmental issue soon--maybe discussion about the plastic island forming in the ocean.

    Well done!

  • June 16, 2020 1:04 PM
    Reply # 9041028 on 8979690

    Great presentation! I really enjoyed watching your video! You talked confidently in front of the camera, and the pictures and data used in your presentation brought the problem to life. I was shocked when hearing those straw could fill 127 school buses everyday! Thank you for using such a creative way to help people like me to understand the problem better!

    I like your suggestion of reducing single-use plastic and I will give it a try in my daily life, too! I think those restaurants and shops who are still offering sing-use plastics should watch your video, and take actions!

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