Marine Debris Tracker
|Goal||Improve the health of our beaches.|
|Task||Map trash on coastlines and waterways.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet Marine Debris Tracker|
The Marine Debris Tracker mobile application allows you to help make a difference by checking in when you find trash on our coastlines and waterways. Data you submit is available to download online and you also have access to mapping all data, worldwide. Marine Debris Tracker is a joint partnership of the NOAA Marine Debris Division and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI), located within the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a hike|
|Tags||app, debris, ecology & environment, girl scouts, marine, marine debris, nature & outdoors, tracker|
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nikkimonique21 12/15/2016Students are able to upload data collected. They can then analyze the data with peers. This would be excellent while taking a beach walk. Students can found different objects on the beach, take pictures to help marine scientist track debris.
nkasuboske 12/15/2016This app would be excellent for a school involved in marine science and/or conservation issues, specifically the P3 EcoChallenge, whereby SBBC recognizes and rewards schools, teachers, students, administrators and volunteers for their efforts to learn about and implement environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities. The data can be collected, documented, tracked, and evaluated - GREAT for any school group involved in conservation efforts!
jred8987 12/15/2016Would only be relevant under certain conditions
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016I really enjoyed the website, as a big advocate of picking up litter, I think the children could benefit from the awareness of the world around them and be more self conscious of how they behave.
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