The Southeastern coast has a microplastics problem. Microplastics are the most prevalent type of marine debris, and consist of small plastic sediments that can take hundreds to thousands of years to decompose. A team of students set out to measure the concentration of microplastic pollution along Cape Romain, off the coast of Mount Pleasant, SC. Their investigation is part of an effort by The Citadel to raise awareness about microplastics pollution. In addition to collecting data, the students shared their work at Wando High School’s Unstoppable Schools Exhibition, where students displayed their projects during school lunch in the cafeteria, and interacted with fellow students, faculty and staff, and district personnel.
Wando High School
Molly Miller, Michael Evans, Ben Williams, Maya Bolling, Cline Mamo, Aiden Meritt